funny - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    someone or something that is funny makes you laugh

    a funny story/joke

    one of Britain’s funniest comedians

    I don’t think that’s at all funny.

    Wouldn’t it be funny if we played a trick on him?

    See also fun
  2. 2
    strange, or unusual

    This tea tastes funny.

    The drugs did funny things to her head.

    You’re in a funny mood today.

    There’s something funny going on.

    If you love her, you’ve got a funny way of showing it.

  3. 3
    dishonest, or illegal

    Do you think there’s something funny about their business proposal?

  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    I'm not being funny (but) used before giving your opinion about something, especially if it might surprise, upset or offend people

    I'm not being funny, but aren't waitresses supposed to serve the customers rather than standing there chatting?

    I'm not being funny, but you can't blame the school for your own failures.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/10/2016

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noun [uncountable]