Synonyms of laugh in English:


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1‘he started to laugh excitedly’


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



2‘people laughed at Henry and his theories’


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

NZ Australian informal poke mullock at

British vulgar slang take the piss out of

dated make sport of


1‘he gave a short laugh’


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’


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

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

NZ Australian hard case


bore, misery

3‘I entered the contest for a laugh’


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

shenanigans, horseplay

lark, giggle, hoot


    laugh something off

      ‘she laughed off criticism with good humour’


      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


      cock a snook at


      take something to heart