funny


funny
funny [fun′ē]
adj.
funnier, funniest [see FUN & -Y2]
1. causing laughter; laughable; amusing; humorous
2. Informal
a) out of the ordinary; strange; queer
b) deceptive or tricky
n.
pl. funnies Informal a joke or witticism
a joke or witticism
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☆ get funny with
Informal to be impudent to
funnily
adv.
funniness
n.
SYN.- FUNNY is the simple, general term for anything that excites laughter or mirth; LAUGHABLE applies to that which is fit to be laughed at and may connote contempt or scorn; that is AMUSING which provokes smiles, laughter, or pleasure by its pleasant, entertaining quality; that is DROLL which amuses one because of its quaintness or strangeness, or its wry or waggish humor; COMIC is applied to that which contains the elements of comedy (in a dramatic or literary sense) and amuses one in a thoughtful way; COMICAL suggests that which evokes laughter of a more spontaneous, unrestrained kind; FARCICAL suggests a broad comical quality based on nonsense, extravagantly boisterous humor, etc.

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