Thesaurus

laugh

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of laugh

  1. 1 an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement the child's frown turned into a laugh when he saw the clown Synonyms of laugh belly laugh, boff (or boffo), boffola, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, hee-haw, horselaugh, laughter, snicker, snigger, titter, twitter Words Related to laugh crow, whoop; grin, simper, smile, smirk Near Antonyms of laugh cry, groan, moan, sob, wail; face, frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl

  2. 2 someone or something that is very funny that new sitcom is a laugh Synonyms of laugh hoot, knee-slapper, scream, riotWords Related to laugh boner, howler; crack, gag, jest, joke, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; caution, sightNear Antonyms of laugh bummer, downer

  3. 3 something said or done to cause laughter the film comedy had a good laugh in just about every scene Synonyms of laugh boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, joke, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Words Related to laugh funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay


laugh

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of laugh

  1. 1 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound everyone laughed when the clown dramatically slipped and fell Synonyms of laugh break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, roar, scream, snicker, titter, twitter Words Related to laugh grin, smile Phrases split one's sides Near Antonyms of laugh bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  2. 2 to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions you're going to try out for the football team? Don't make me laugh! Synonyms of laugh sneer, smile, snicker, sniggerWords Related to laugh sniff, snort; catcall, deride, gibe (or jibe), hoot, insult, jeer, mock, ridicule; decry, despise, disdain; scoff (at), scorn; bad-mouth, belittle, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; heckle, jive, razz, rib, ride, taunt, tease, torment



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