What are some opposite words for funny?

Antonyms for funny
ˈfʌn i

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term funny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. funny story, good story, funny remark, funny(adj)

    an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

    "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable, well, familiar, humourless, humorless, unhumorous

    Synonyms:
    funny remark, good story, funny story

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible(adj)

    arousing or provoking laughter

    "an 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"

    Antonyms:
    well, humorless, unhumorous, humourless, familiar, unquestionable

    Synonyms:
    shady, comic, ridiculous, laughable, peculiar, jovial, rum, nonsensical, amusive, odd, cockeyed, diverting, amusing, jolly, singular, suspicious, ludicrous, jocund, preposterous, merry, mirthful, risible, fishy, gay, derisory, absurd, comical, suspect, rummy, idiotic, curious

  3. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a 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"

    Antonyms:
    familiar, humorless, well, humourless, unquestionable, unhumorous

    Synonyms:
    unmatched, remarkable, left(p), unpaired, suspect, risible, rum, peculiar, amusing, odd, mirthful, unique, rummy, laughable, comic, uneven, curious, unexpended, peculiar(a), homophile(a), leftover, gay, remaining, fishy, particular(a), unmated, left over(p), singular, suspicious, special(a), shady, comical

  4. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious(adj)

    not as expected

    "there 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"

    Antonyms:
    humourless, unhumorous, well, familiar, unquestionable, humorless

    Synonyms:
    fly-by-night, shady, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, suspicious, leery, mirthful, risible, fishy, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, suspect, rummy, curious

  5. funny(adj)

    experiencing odd bodily sensations

    "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable, well, humourless, familiar, humorless, unhumorous

    Synonyms:
    shady, comic, laughable, peculiar, rum, odd, amusing, singular, suspicious, mirthful, risible, fishy, comical, suspect, rummy, curious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. funny

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    Antonyms:
    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

    Synonyms:
    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. funny

    Antonyms:
    dull, tedious, mournful, lugubrious, dismal, grave, serious, sad, lamentable

    Synonyms:
    sportive, droll, comical, laughable, humorous, jocose, ridiculous, ludicrous, diverting

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. funny(a)

    Synonyms:
    comic, comical, amusing, droll, laughable, farcical, witty, jocular, jocose, ludicrous, burlesque, facetious, risible, absurd, waggish, humorous, jesting

Editors Contribution

  1. non-funny

    non funny means it's not funny and funny means that it can bring joy to you or brings tear of how funny it is it can bring your heart hope your family laughter it can even bring a droopy non-happy mood into a good mood

    the dog was very funny the halloween show was non-funny

    Submitted by 326157 on October 19, 2020  

How to use funny in a sentence?

  1. Jeb Bush:

    I'd say the guy with the quickest wit is, uh,( former Arkansas Gov. Mike) Huckabee. He's actually hilarious. Chris Christie is pretty funny as well -- in a different kind of style. You can imagine a governor from Arkansas is slightly different than the current governor of New Jersey, but they're both... pretty funny.

  2. Paul Williams:

    He was all on his own in the field pulling these funny faces and I just couldnt resist, it was quite an uplifting and hilarious moment.

  3. Harold Ross:

    If you can't be funny, be interesting.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    I wish I could. It's hard for me to talk about serious subjects. It takes a lot out of me. I do want to be funny. That's fun. It's not fun doing anything like that.

  5. Jean Baudrillard:

    There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.

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How to say funny in sign language?

  1. funny

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#157well
#736common
#759natural
#1299regular
#1458normal
#2107serious
#2347funny
#4152usual
#4263familiar
#4690ordinary
#5071sad
#8065grave
#13293dull
#18078customary
#20706tedious
#28539dismal
#60125mournful
#75166unquestionable
#95216lamentable
#125462humorless
#183706lugubrious
#260373humourless

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