hilarious vs uproarious what difference

what is difference between hilarious and uproarious

English

Etymology

From Latin hilaris (cheerful), from Ancient Greek ἱλαρός (hilarós, cheerful, merry), from ἵλαος (hílaos, propitious, gracious, kind).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɪˈlɛəɹiəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɪˈlɛəɹiəs/
  • (New England) IPA(key): /hɪˈlæɹiəs/
  • (Marymarrymerry distinction) (New England)
  • Rhymes: -ɛəriəs

Adjective

hilarious (comparative more hilarious, superlative most hilarious)

  1. Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.
  2. Full of hilarity; merry.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:funny

Derived terms

  • hilarity
  • hilariously
  • hilariousness

Related terms

  • exhilarate
  • exhilaration
  • Hilary

Translations



English

Etymology

uproar +‎ -ious

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌpˈɹɔːɹiəs/

Adjective

uproarious (comparative more uproarious, superlative most uproarious)

  1. Characterized by loud, confused noise, or by noisy and uncontrollable laughter.
    Synonym: uproarish

Derived terms

  • uproariously
  • uproariousness

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