Synonyms for funny

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fuhn-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfʌn i

Top 10 synonyms for funny Other synonyms for the word funny

Définition of funny

Origin :
  • "humorous," 1756, from fun + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd" is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested from 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.
  • adj comical, humorous
  • adj odd, peculiar
Example sentences :
  • Yet see now, these funny little animals on the surface of the spinning-ball.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It's funny—that's exactly what I told Aunt Cornelia about that—that man.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Let him talk, and hear you laugh when he was funny, and he was satisfied.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Aunt is so funny, not to have guessed who wrote the Star article.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Once she would have thought that that was funny; now it seemed very touching to her.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "You must have thought it funny the first time you saw one," said Dorcas Jane.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Miss Bartlett was pleased to look upon this incident as funny.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Your men were playing a funny game—hare and hounds, it looked like.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Silver, you don't know how funny this master of yours can be!
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Marilla Merritt might not see that it was funny, Mrs. Bloodgood mightn't, but it was.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various

Antonyms for funny

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