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funnyadjective

uk   us   /ˈfʌn.i/

funny adjective (HUMOROUS)

A1 humorous; causing laughter: Do you know any funny jokes? I've never found Charlie Chaplin very funny. It's a really funny film. It's not funny - don't laugh! Breaking your leg isn't funny (= is serious), I can assure you. No matter how disastrous the situation there always seems to be a funny side to it. Don't you try to be funny with me (= be serious and show respect), young man!
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funny adjective (STRANGE)

B1 strange, surprising, unexpected, or difficult to explain or understand: The washing machine is making a funny noise again. He's got some funny ideas about how to bring up children. That's funny - I'm sure I left my keys here. A funny thing happened to me on the way to the crematorium. Do you think this jacket looks a bit funny with these trousers? It's funny how Alec always disappears whenever there's work to be done. She's a funny girl (= she is strange and difficult to understand).UK informal The television's gone funny (= isn't working correctly).
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funny adjective (DISHONEST)

informal dishonest; involving cheating: I think there's something funny going on next door.

funny adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

[after verb] UK informal unfriendly or seeming to be offended: I'm not being funny or anything but I think I'd rather go on my own. She sounded a bit funny with me on the phone last night and I wondered if I'd offended her.

funny adjective (ILL)

[after verb] informal slightly ill: I don't know if it was something I ate but I'm feeling a bit funny.

funny adjective (CRAZY)

UK informal slightly crazy: All the stress made him go a bit funny.

funnynoun

uk   us   /ˈfʌn.i/
the funnies [plural] mainly US the series of drawings in a newspaper that tell a humorous story
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