Synonyms for droll


Grammar : Adj
Spell : drohl
Phonetic Transcription : droʊl

Top 10 synonyms for droll Other synonyms for the word droll

Définition of droll

Origin :
  • 1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from Middle Dutch drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or Middle High German trolle "clown," ultimately from Old Norse troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)). Related: Drolly; drollish.
  • adj amusing, farcical
Example sentences :
  • Rulledge demanded, with a resentment which we felt so droll in him that we laughed.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • Provost was tall, his silvery hair was blown about, and he had a droll face.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • It may seem a droll idea; but see what progress has been made already.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • "But go and see that droll dog," the little man persisted, calling after him.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • "There is a droll arrogance about you, Marius," she told him, quietly.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • And he laughed heartily, as though insolvency was as droll a thing as could be.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • Droll enough, that one kind of slavery is to be the refuge for another.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • His boundless self-conceit would have been droll if it had not been so offensive.
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever
  • His Theresa is a droll dog, fair to look upon, dark and fat.
  • Extract from : « Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess » by Henry W. Fischer

Antonyms for droll

Based on : Thesaurus.com - Gutenberg.org - Dictionary.com - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019