attempting to amuse; facetious: Did you really mean that or were you just being funny?
- fun·ni·ly, adverb
- fun·ni·ness, noun
- un·fun·ni·ly, adverb
- un·fun·ni·ness, noun
Other definitions for funny (2 of 2)
a shell or light skiff rowed by one person with sculls.
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How to use funny in a sentence
He found the latter funny and would create confrontations where none existed.
Humans desperately pleading with their dogs to fetch some keys to free their owners from a jail cell is pretty funny.Lindsey Vonn Is Hosting a Reality TV Show with Dogs | Tim Neville | November 23, 2020 | Outside Online
Intentionally take a perspective that appreciates the funny side of events.Laughing Is Good For Your Mind And Your Body – Here’s What The Research Shows | LGBTQ-Editor | November 23, 2020 | No Straight News
Totah plays the token rich cheerleader ready to defend the honor of every Kardashian, and is at her funniest when she’s trying to be serious.The new ‘Saved by the Bell’ has a big advantage over other reboots: It’s really good | David Betancourt | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
There’s a very funny Norwegian comedy on Netflix about Vikings called “Norsemen.”It’s true: Waking up is hard to do, especially when there’s a smartphone involved | John Kelly | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
We were all just blown away by his charisma and magnetism and his funniness.
I exclaimed in dismay, adding in a feeble attempt at funniness: "It might save you fishing out my remains later."Down the Yellowstone | Lewis R. Freeman
I've no intention of accepting him; but no one can judge as I can of how big and dear a person he is—in spite of his funniness.'Franklin Kane | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
I'm glad you think I'm amusing; but I can't see much funniness in just saying what is true.The Farringdons | Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
Now, you don't appear to appreciate the funniness of the situation.A Woman Intervenes | Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for funny
causing amusement or laughter; humorous; comical
suspicious or dubious (esp in the phrase funny business)
informal faint or ill: to feel funny
informal a joke or witticism
- funnily, adverb
- funniness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with funny
In addition to the idioms beginning with funny
- funny bone
- funny business
- funny money
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