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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


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


Domain usagecolloquialism


4. funny experiencing odd bodily sensations

SamplesTold the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest.

Similarill, sick


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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