Synonyms of laugh in English:

laugh


See definition of laugh

verb

1‘he started to laugh excitedly’

SYNONYMS

chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, hold one's sides, be doubled up

informal be in stitches, die laughing, be rolling in the aisles, laugh like a drain, bust a gut, break up, be creased up, crease up, fall about, crack up

ANTONYMS

cry

2‘people laughed at Henry and his theories’

SYNONYMS

ridicule, mock, deride, scoff at, jeer at, sneer at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, make jokes about, heap scorn on, scorn, pooh-pooh

lampoon, satirize, caricature, parody

taunt, tease, torment

informal send up, take the mickey out of

Australian NZ informal poke mullock at

British vulgar slang take the piss out of

dated make sport of


noun

1‘he gave a short laugh’

SYNONYMS

chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, ha-ha, tee-hee, snigger, roar of laughter, hoot of laughter, shriek of laughter, peal of laughter, belly laugh

2‘he was a right laugh’

SYNONYMS

joker, comedian, comic, comedienne, humorist, wag, wit, entertainer, clown, funny man, funny woman, jester, prankster, character

informal card, case, caution, hoot, scream, riot, barrel of laughs

Australian NZ informal hard case

ANTONYMS

bore, misery

3‘I entered the contest for a laugh’

SYNONYMS

joke, prank, piece of fun, jest, escapade, adventure, caper, romp, practical joke, trick, bit of mischief

informal shenanigans, horseplay

informal lark, giggle, hoot


Phrases

    laugh something off

      ‘she laughed off criticism with good humour’

      SYNONYMS

      dismiss, make a joke of, make light of, refuse to acknowledge, overlook, turn a blind eye to, discount, ignore, disregard, shrug off, brush aside, scoff at, pooh-pooh, take no notice of, pay no attention to, play down, never mind

      informal

      cock a snook at

      ANTONYMS

      take something to heart

      laugh