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English adjective: funny

1. funny arousing or provoking laughter


SamplesAn amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls.
An amusing fellow.
A comic hat.
A comical look of surprise.
Funny stories that made everybody laugh.
A very funny writer.
It would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much.
A mirthful experience.
Risible courtroom antics.


Synonymsamusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible


Similarhumorous, humourous


Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

2. funny beyond or deviating from the usual or expected


SamplesA curious hybrid accent.
Her speech has a funny twang.
They have some funny ideas about war.
Had an odd name.
The peculiar aromatic odor of cloves.
Something definitely queer about this town.
What a rum fellow.
Singular behavior.


Synonymscurious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular


Similarstrange, unusual


Antonymsfamiliar

3. funny not as expected


SamplesThere was something fishy about the accident.
Up to some funny business.
Some definitely queer goings-on.
A shady deal.
Her motives were suspect.
Suspicious behavior.


Synonymsfishy, shady, suspect, suspicious


Similarquestionable


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunquestionable

4. funny experiencing odd bodily sensations


SamplesTold the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest.


Similarill, sick


Antonymswell


English noun: funny

1. funny (communication) an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)


SamplesShe told a funny story.
She made a funny.


Synonymsfunny remark, funny story, good story


Broader (hypernym)gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh









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