One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the play is so inane as to be comic’
humorous, funny, droll, amusing, entertaining, diverting, absurd, ridiculous, comical, chucklesome, farcical, silly, slapstick, hilarious, uproarious, hysterical, hysterically funny, zany
witty, jocular, joking, facetious, waggish
informal priceless, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing, killingly funny, screamingly funny, a scream, a hoot, a laugh, a barrel of laughs
1‘he told jokes in the style of a music hall comic’
comedian, comedienne, funny man, funny woman, comedy actor, comedy actress, humorist, wit, wag, quipster
joker, jester, prankster, clown
informal kidder, wisecracker
2‘Tony was reading his comic’
cartoon paper, comic paper, funny magazine, comic book, graphic novel
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