Related formslaugh·ing·ly, adverbun·laugh·ing, adjective
Definition for laughing (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to make fun of; deride; ridicule: They were laughing at him, not along with him.
- to be scornful of; reject: They stopped laughing at the unusual theory when it was found to be predictive.
- to find sympathetic amusement in; regard with humor: We can learn to laugh a little at even our most serious foibles.
Origin of laugh
SYNONYMS FOR laugh
Related formsout·laugh, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for laughing
The “smile through tears” had replaced the previous mindset that laughing was for the poor.
But nothing happens and soon Mariame is home, eating dinner with her two little sisters, laughing and acting silly.
Lena, Emilia, and I are laughing because we sorted the wig thing out nice and early.Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For French law enforcement, the evil clowns are, it has to be said, no laughing matter.
Two years later, the writer did just that in front of a laughing Noah at the Bulls practice facility.The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning|Bill Schulz|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sound of merry voices and laughing came from within, and his first hesitating knock was unanswered.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
It is very good of you; but I see from your face that you are laughing at me.Laboulaye's Fairy Book|Various
He stopped speaking suddenly, for he saw that the woman was laughing at him.Prince Vance|Eleanor Putnam
This is no laughing matter, dear, whispered Ruth, watching the curly-haired boy closely.Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie|Alice B. Emerson
Mrs. March could hardly keep from laughing to see the children's impatience, though she felt nearly as impatient herself.Nelly's Silver Mine|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for laughing
Derived Formslaugher, nounlaughing, noun, adjectivelaughingly, adverb
Word Origin for laugh
Idioms and Phrases with laughing
In addition to the idioms beginning with laugh
- laugh all the way to the bank
- laugh and the world laughs with you
- laugh at
- laughing matter
- laugh off
- laugh one's head off
- laugh out of court
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- laugh up one's sleeve
- canned laughter
- die laughing
- it's to laugh
- last laugh
- no joke (laughing matter)
- shake with laughter