funny

Something that is funny is amusing or comical. Comedians make their living being funny.

It seems like the adjective funny should describe something fun — but it doesn’t always. A fun rollercoaster ride might make you scream instead of laugh. In fact, funny is also used in the sense of something that is fishy or shady, or just a little odd, like a funny feeling, or a person who seems a little funny, meaning weird. So if someone calls you funny, make sure they are smiling before you thank them for the compliment.

Definitions of funny
  1. noun
    an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    “she told a funny story”
    “she made a funny
    synonyms: funny remark, funny story, good story
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    type of:
    gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh
    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  2. adjective
    arousing or provoking laughter
    funny stories that made everybody laugh”
    “a very funny writer”
    synonyms: amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible
    humorous, humourous
    full of or characterized by humor
  3. adjective
    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    “her speech has a funny twang”
    “they have some funny ideas about war”
    synonyms: curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
    strange, unusual
    being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
  4. adjective
    not as expected
    “up to some funny business”
    synonyms: fishy, shady, suspect, suspicious
    questionable
    subject to question
  5. adjective
    experiencing odd bodily sensations
    “told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest”
    Synonyms:
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
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