Funny and Joking


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Funny noun – Something said or done to cause laughter.
Usage example: let's can the funnies—we've got serious work to do here

Joking is a synonym for funny in comical topic. In some cases you can use "Joking" instead the word "Funny" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: funning, funnily
Synonyms for Funny


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Joking adjective – Marked by or expressive of mild or good-natured teasing.
Funny is a synonym for joking in humorous topic. You can use "Funny" instead the word "Joking" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: joke, joker, joked, jokingly, joky
Synonyms for Joking

Both words in one sentence

  • Mattress Tag Gag Judge Dredd used this in a non-humorous (well, kinda; no-one was joking but it was still funny) manner.
  • When he later confronts his lawyer, he insists that he wasn't joking, but he is rebuffed, and the lawyer is actually irritated to the point that he tells Bateman the joke isn't funny anymore.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: A weird subversion, as Joshua recounts the times he was tortured by his mentor in a joking manner, but his descriptions of it are anything but funny.
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