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Synonyms of laugh in English:


  • 1 he started to laugh excitedly
    chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, roar/hoot 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
    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;
    taunt, tease, torment
    informal send up, take the mickey out of
    Australian/New Zealand informal poke mullock at
    British vulgar slang take the piss out of
  • Phrases

    laugh something off
    she laughed off criticism with good humour
    [Antonyms] take something to heart
    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


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  • 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 informal he was a right laugh
    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/New Zealand informal hard case
    [Antonyms] bore, misery
  • 3 informal I entered the contest for a laugh
    joke, prank, piece of fun, jest, escapade, adventure, caper, romp, practical joke, trick, bit of mischief;
    informal lark, giggle, hoot
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