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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 belly laugh, boff (or boffo), boffola, cachinnation, cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, hee-haw, horselaugh, laughter, snicker, snigger, titter, twitter Related Words crow, whoop; grin, simper, smile, smirk Near Antonyms 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 hoot, knee-slapper, scream, riotRelated Words boner, howler; crack, gag, jest, joke, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; caution, sightNear Antonyms bummer, downer

  3. 3 something said or done to cause laughter <the film comedy had a good laugh in just about every scene> Synonyms 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]Related Words 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 break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, roar, scream, snicker, titter, twitter Related Words grin, smile Phrases split one's sides Near Antonyms 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 sneer, smile, snicker, sniggerRelated Words 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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