not know whether to laugh or cry

Definition of not know whether to laugh or cry

  1. :  to be both annoyed or disappointed and amused or relieved at the same time I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when she told me she was getting married.

Word by Word Definitions

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

whetherplay
  1. :  which one of the two

    :  whichever one of the two

  1. : used as a function word usually with correlative or or with or whether to indicate (1) until the early 19th century a direct question involving alternatives; (2) an indirect question involving stated or implied alternatives ; (3) alternative conditions or possibilities

laughplay
  1. :  to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound

    :  to find amusement or pleasure in something

    :  to become amused or derisive

  1. :  the act of laughing

    :  a cause for derision or merriment :  joke

    :  an expression of scorn or mockery :  jeer

  1. :  to utter loudly :  shout

    :  beg, beseech

    :  to proclaim publicly :  advertise

  1. :  an instance of crying: such as

    :  an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

    :  outcry, clamor


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