Funny vs. Lame

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  • Funny (adjective)

    Amusing; humorous; comical. from the mid-18th c.

    "When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny."

  • Funny (adjective)

    Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant. from the early 19th c.

    "The milk smelt funny so I poured it away."

    "I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work."

  • Funny (adjective)

    Showing unexpected resentment.

  • Funny (noun)

    A joke.

  • Funny (noun)

    A comic strip.

  • Funny (noun)

    A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.

  • Funny (adverb)

    In an unusual manner; strangely.

  • Lame (adjective)

    Unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs.

  • Lame (adjective)

    Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function.

    "a lame leg, arm or muscle"

  • Lame (adjective)

    Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.

  • Lame (adjective)

    Unconvincing or unbelievable.

    "He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party."

  • Lame (adjective)

    Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.

    "He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night."

  • Lame (verb)

    To cause (a person or animal) to become lame.

  • Lame (noun)

    A stupid or undesirable person.

  • Lame (noun)

    A lamina.

  • Lame (noun)

    A set of joined overlapping metal plates.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Funny (adjective)

    Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter.

  • Funny (noun)

    A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.

  • Lame (adjective)

    Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle.

  • Lame (adjective)

    Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect; as, a lame answer.

  • Lame

    To make lame.

Webster Dictionary
  • Funny (adjective)

    arousing or provoking laughter;

    "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"

    "an amusing fellow"

    "a comic hat"

    "a comical look of surprise"

    "funny stories that made everybody laugh"

    "a very funny writer"

    "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"

    "a mirthful experience"

    "risible courtroom antics"

  • Funny (adjective)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

    "a curious hybrid accent"

    "her speech has a funny twang"

    "they have some funny ideas about war"

    "had an odd name"

    "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"

    "something definitely queer about this town"

    "what a rum fellow"

    "singular behavior"

  • Funny (adjective)

    not as expected;

    "there was something fishy about the accident"

    "up to some funny business"

    "some definitely queer goings-on"

    "a shady deal"

    "her motives were suspect"

    "suspicious behavior"

  • Funny (adjective)

    experiencing odd bodily sensations;

    "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"

  • Funny (adverb)

    in a strange manner;

    "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"

    "he acted kind of funny"

  • Funny (adverb)

    in a comical manner;

    "she acted comically"

  • Lame (noun)

    someone who doesn't understand what is going on

  • Lame (noun)

    a fabric interwoven with threads of metal;

    "she wore a gold lame dress"

  • Lame (verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg;

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

  • Lame (adjective)

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;

    "a feeble excuse"

    "a lame argument"

  • Lame (adjective)

    (of horses) disabled in the feet or legs

  • Lame (adjective)

    disabled in the feet or legs;

    "a crippled soldier"

    "a game leg"

Princeton's WordNet

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