un·​fun·​ny | \ ˌən-ˈfə-nē How to pronounce unfunny (audio) \
unfunnier; unfunniest

Definition of unfunny

: not funny : unamusing an unfunny joke an unfunny performer/performance

Other Words from unfunny

unfunnily \ ˌən-​ˈfə-​nə-​lē How to pronounce unfunny (audio) \ adverb
unfunniness \ ˌən-​ˈfə-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce unfunny (audio) \ noun

Examples of unfunny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vellani’s confident delivery can’t salvage a joke that smug (and unfunny). Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 But really that line should refer to the content of the special itself, which is transphobic, sexist, nihilistic, unfunny schlock. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Catholic coverups made priests the butt of jokes and altar boys their unfunny punch lines. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, 24 May 2022 She has been labeled annoying, somehow both overeager and smug, try-hard but also weirdly honest, unfunny. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 24 May 2022 Welcome to Broadway’s fleurs-du-mal moment, a rare blossoming of funny plays on deeply unfunny subjects. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 But the Foos are stuck with a crass, crude, dated and terribly unfunny script written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes from a story by Grohl, and McDonnell’s filmmaking is rather inert. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 Equally unsettling was the Oscar show’s not-clever, unfunny feminism. Armond White, National Review, 30 Mar. 2022 Why were so many presenters given such long, unfunny introductions to their categories? Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unfunny

1858, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Unfunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfunny. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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