Synonyms for (noun) funny

funny, funny remark, funny story, good story

an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

she told a funny story; she made a funny

LESS SPECIFIC: gag, jape, jest, laugh, joke

Synonyms for (adjective) funny

curious, queer, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

a curious hybrid accent; her speech has a funny twang; they have some funny ideas about war; had an odd name; the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves; something definitely queer about this town; what a rum fellow; singular behavior

LESS SPECIFIC: strange, unusual

funny, amusing, mirthful, risible, laughable, comic, comical

arousing or provoking laughter

an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls; an amusing fellow; a comic hat; a comical look of surprise; funny stories that made everybody laugh; a very funny writer; it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much; a mirthful experience; risible courtroom antics

LESS SPECIFIC: humorous, humourous

fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

not as expected

there was something fishy about the accident; up to some funny business; some definitely queer goings-on; a shady deal; her motives were suspect; suspicious behavior

LESS SPECIFIC: questionable


experiencing odd bodily sensations

told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest

LESS SPECIFIC: sick, ill