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Synonyms for funny
ˈfʌn ifun·ny

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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.

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. funny

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyadjective

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

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

    Synonyms:
    funny remark, good story, funny story

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

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risibleadjective

    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"

    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

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

  3. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective

    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"

    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

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

  4. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousadjective

    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"

    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

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

  5. funnyadjective

    experiencing odd bodily sensations

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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. comical

    when someone makes a joke it is comical(funny).

    he made a very comical joke

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. funnyadjective

    Synonyms:
    comical, droll, farcical, ludicrous, sportive, humorous, laughable, diverting, amusing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. funnyadjective

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

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#149523cockeyed
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#185350crotchety
#199502mirthful
#251648derisory
#276014unny
#305690jocund
#318287untrusting
#331166jocose

How to use funny in a sentence?

  1. Nat Puff:

    I want to like Dave Chappelle so much, but when Dave Chappelle talks about the trans community, Dave Chappelle's not talking about them, Dave Chappelle's speaking out against them. And that's the difference between saying something funny about the trans community and saying something offensive about the trans community.

  2. Russia Hurd:

    For me growing up ... I was the only person that looked like me, and it made us a very close-knit family. It also taught me empathy. Also ... I had a big head as a kid. I had a speech impediment. I had messed up teeth. My last name rhymes with funny things, and it was something that I got picked on a lot and ... it made me realize 'Hey, the only thing that matters is what the people that you love think about you.'.

  3. Jay Leno:

    I don’t want to interview Trump, i came up in the era when Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb. It was a simpler, funny time. Now it is all race baiting and homophobia and Islamophobia.

  4. Jeff Shesol:

    We really consciously wanted to undercut the narrative that was developing in the media that he could not stand the idea that he had to give up the microphone, that all the action was with Hillary Clinton and Al Gore and he must of course be miserable, it was the biggest reaction I had ever seen in the hall. It was a success on the terms that we had set out from the beginning. One was to be funny, the other was to change the perception.

  5. Van Veldhuizen:

    You don't know what the next step brings, all of a sudden you step a little funny on a pebble or you step into a pothole and now you've got a twisted ankle.


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