funny vs mirthful what difference

what is difference between funny and mirthful



  • (US) enPR: fŭnʹē, IPA(key): /ˈfʌni/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfʌni/, /ˈfʌnɪ/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈfʊnɪ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌni
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From fun +‎ -y.


funny (comparative funnier, superlative funniest)

  1. Amusing; humorous; comical. [from the mid-18th c.]
    When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny.
  2. Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant. [from the early 19th c.]
    The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.
    I’ve got a funny feeling that this isn’t going to work.
  3. (Britain, informal) Showing unexpected resentment.
  4. (Jamaican, offensive, derogatory) homosexual; gay
    • 2005, Damian Marley, “Welcome to Jamrock”, Welcome to Jamrock (album title) [1].
      Funny man ah get drop like a bad habit.
  • See also Thesaurus:funny
  • See also Thesaurus:strange
Derived terms
Related terms
  • fun


funny (plural funnies)

  1. (informal) A joke.
  2. (informal) A comic strip.


funny (not comparable)

  1. (nonstandard) In an unusual manner; strangely.
  2. (Jamaican, offensive, derogatory) In a manner seen as being typical of a homosexual, or indicating homosexuality
    • 2002, Sean Paul, “Like Glue”, Dutty Rock (album title) [2].
      Dem nuh waan nuh honey, dem only waan di money. Dat’s how me know seh dem bwoy deh all a move funny.
    • 2018, Jah Lando, Money Hard, [3].
      Nuff boy move funny just fi get money.

Etymology 2

Perhaps a jocular use of funny. See above.


funny (plural funnies)

  1. (Britain) A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.


Alternative forms

  • mirthfull (archaic)


From Middle English mirthful, equivalent to mirth +‎ -ful.


mirthful (comparative mirthfuller or more mirthful, superlative mirthfullest or most mirthful)

  1. Filled with mirth.
    Synonyms: happy, joyful
    Antonym: mirthless

Derived terms

  • mirthfully
  • mirthfulness

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial