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1‘he could be comical while looking as serious as an owl’
funny, comic, humorous, droll, chucklesome, witty, waggish, facetious, light-hearted, jocular, hilarious, hysterically funny
amusing, diverting, entertaining
informal jokey, wacky, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing, killingly funny, priceless, a scream, a hoot, a laugh
informal, dated a card, a caution
2‘don't they look comical in those suits?’
silly, absurd, ridiculous, laughable, risible, droll, ludicrous, farcical, preposterous, foolish
bizarre, weird, strange, freakish, queer, odd, peculiar, curious, zany
informal wacky, freaky, crazy, off the wall
North American informal wacko
British informal rum
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