funniness


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Synonyms for funniness

Synonyms for funniness

a comic incident or series of incidents

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Many of the reasons we get the giggles or laugh has nothing to do with funniness at all.
And we tend to focus on that funniness, or on outright cruelty, don't we?
Rich Lederer has come up with the ideal Halloween gift, a collection of jokes, riddles, poems, and funniness that will scare the Dickens out of Halloweeners (or, to be truthful, make them laugh fearlessly).
In order to prove funniness and playfulness, some of my fellow researchers just called this literary invention of mine, an M-Alephic reading instead alephic reading.
Quickly rising to the top of his game by showing an excellent aptitude for off-the-cuff funniness, he was a regular with top London group Shotgun Impro.
It shares the heart and soul with the original show, so it has the sweetness and the funniness," Greta Gerwig said in an interview.
Using Hurricane Sandy and some choice jokey tweets about last year's storm, researchers chronicled the points at which the funniness of it all crested, fell, and, after a safe distance, became both funny and not funny once again.
Indeed, "If there are wholly objective properties of funniness, deliciousness, or likelihood, then most of us must be defective in our capacity to detect them" (MacFarlane, 2006, 1).
The estimated coefficients on the member dummies can be used to quantify the funniness of the different members in the sample.
3) Following Cohen and Howe, contemporary critic James Bloom updates this definition, focusing on a degree of "funny Jewish contrariness" when he argues that humorists like Kafka "pioneered the antagonism to explanatory paradigms and narratives that marks the American Jewish funniness evident in Seinfeld.
What about her funniness, her cleverness, her courage, her caring nature, her wonderful singing, her uniqueness?
There are three stories in each book - small hits of funniness that they take familiar fairy tales and adapt them in a preposterous way that a modern audience will love.
On the promotional clip, which you can watch on YouTube, the funniness is not of the comical type but one that reeks of uneasiness.
It contends that the defining element of humor is the potential for funniness.
Desirability considerations also often reflect the immediate or direct outcomes of choice behavior, such as liking, interest, and funniness (Liberman & Trope, 1998).