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Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Nazim Hikmet

Meaning of "no laughing matter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NO LAUGHING MATTER

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WHAT DOES NO LAUGHING MATTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of no laughing matter in the English dictionary

The definition of no laughing matter in the dictionary is if someone says something is no laughing matter they mean it is something that should be taken seriously and not be laughed at.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NO LAUGHING MATTER

no end
no entry sign
no fear
no fool
no go
no great shakes
no hard feelings
no holds barred
no joke
no jump
no less
no little
no longer
no matter
no mean
no object
no one
no other
no picnic
no place

WORDS THAT END LIKE NO LAUGHING MATTER

batter
better
blatter
chatter
condensed matter
dark matter
fatter
flatter
for that matter
hatter
latter
matter
no matter
organic matter
platter
scatter
shatter
splatter
subject matter
the fact of the matter
the matter

Synonyms and antonyms of no laughing matter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «no laughing matter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NO LAUGHING MATTER

Find out the translation of no laughing matter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of no laughing matter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «no laughing matter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不是开玩笑的事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

no es cosa de risa
570 millions of speakers

English

no laughing matter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोई हँसने की बात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ليس في الأمر هزل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

не до смеха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não é brincadeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোন হাস্যকর ব্যাপার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas de quoi rire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiada ketawa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht zum Lachen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

笑い事
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

웃을 일이 아냐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora ketompo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không phải chuyện đùa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இல்லை சிரிக்கிறார் விஷயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाही हसणारा बाब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gülünmek yok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

non importa ridere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nie ma żartów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не до сміху
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

indiferent de râs
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κανένα θέμα γέλιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geen lag saak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inget att skratta åt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ikke noe å le
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of no laughing matter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NO LAUGHING MATTER»

The term «no laughing matter» is very widely used and occupies the 16.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NO LAUGHING MATTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about no laughing matter

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2 QUOTES WITH «NO LAUGHING MATTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word no laughing matter.
1
Nazim Hikmet
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
2
Richard Whately
Happiness is no laughing matter.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NO LAUGHING MATTER»

Discover the use of no laughing matter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to no laughing matter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
No Laughing Matter
This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of a calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation -- as only the author of Catch-22 and the friend who helped him back to health could tell it.
Joseph Heller, Speed Vogel, 2004
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No laughing matter
Imbued with wit and biting humor, this memoir by the author of "Catch-22" recounts Heller's battle against Guillain-Barre syndrome, a sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed, and the camaraderie of friends who rallied ...
Joseph Heller, Speed Vogel, 1986
3
No Laughing Matter
The novel chronicles the end of the bourgeois way of life as seen through the lives of the six Matthews children and their dysfuntional middle-class family.
Angus Wilson, 2012
4
No Laughing Matter: Chalk Talk on Alcohol
A recovered alcoholic, whose lecture series has been widely used in government and private rehabilitation programs, makes an in-depth presentation on alcoholism that covers its causes, effects, treatment, and sources of further information ...
Joseph C. Martin, 1982
5
God is No Laughing Matter
In God Is No Laughing Matter, bestselling author Julia Cameron takes a witty, powerfully honest, and irreverent look at the culture of "spirituality" today and offers insight to enable readers to determine their personal spiritual path.
Julia Cameron, 2001
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No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy
Studies in Athenian Comedy C.W. Marshall, George Kovacs. Matter Studies iri Athenian Comedy EDITED BY C.W. MARSHALL AND GEORGE KOVACS NO LAUGHING MATTER This page intentionally left blank NO LAUGHING. No Laughing ...
C.W. Marshall, George Kovacs, 2012
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No Laughing Matter: The Autobiography of a Wasp
An autobiographical account of what it meant to be a WASP in America during four decades encompassing the Depression, World War II, McCarthyism, and Watergate.
Margaret Halsey, 1977
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Narcolepsy: A Funny Disorder That's No Laughing Matter
M. J. Utley is on the Board of Trustees for Narcolepsy Network, Inc. & serves as the editor of their newsletter. What doctors in Sleep Medicine have to say about the book: "This book fills a yawning gap. It is warm & wise.
Marguerite J. Utley, 1995
9
No Laughing Matter
U.K. bestseller available in the U.S. for the first time.
Peter Guttridge, 2004
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No Laughing Matter
Kriminalroman. Ejeren af en stor vingård i Kent bliver brutalt myrdet, og skønt han tilsyneladende levede en fredelig tilværelse, afslører efterforskningen, at der både i de familiære og kollegiale forhold fandtes motiv til mordet.
Dorothy Simpson, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NO LAUGHING MATTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term no laughing matter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reds runner 'silly,' but security no laughing matter
Sure, what happened in the eighth inning of the Reds game Wednesday night was kind of funny. It's not every night a fan dashes across the ... «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
2
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Labour's pantomime is no laughing matter
It's all too tempting to view Labour's increasingly self-destructive search for a new leader as just a comically bizarre piece of political pantomime ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
​New game show is no laughing matter
What do you get when you pit five comedians against each other in a battle of wits and wiles? Madcap new game show Taskmaster, that's what. «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
4
'Goldilocks' burglary no laughing matter
The victim of a bizarre burglary in Milton last week says the ordeal is no laughing matter. Haylie Anderson, a 23-year-old solo mother of two, ... «3News NZ, Jul 15»
5
City Hallways (July 20) No laughing matter
Back story on today's photo. Twice in two days, while in the lobby of City Hall, I heard two different tour guides talking about the four statute-like ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
6
'Uniqlo sex video' is no laughing matter
A "sex video" allegedly recorded in a fitting room of a clothing store in Beijing's Sanlitun area has gone viral, after being uploaded on the ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
7
The search for a red cow: no laughing matter
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem is an organization dedicated to rebuilding a temple instead of the one destroyed in 70 CE by the legions of ... «i24news, Jul 15»
8
abstinence is no laughing matter
Opinion: Jokes aside, abstinence is no laughing matter. by: Rory Gibson; From: The Sunday Mail (Qld); July 19, 2015 12:00AM. Increase Text Size · Decrease ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
9
Radio: Tommy Tiernan's dangerous comedy is no laughing matter
It is an occupation with a job description so hair-raising that you'd wonder why anyone would want to do it. Practitioners of the profession bandy ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Jeremy Vine finds his exit poll prediction is no laughing matter
Jeremy Vine finds his exit poll prediction is no laughing matter. 9 Comments 17 July 2015 16:50 Steerpike Follow @MrSteerpike. JeremyV. Nick Robinson ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»

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