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We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
Alan King

Meaning of "unfunny" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNFUNNY

unfunny  [ʌnˈfʌnɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNFUNNY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unfunny is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNFUNNY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unfunny in the English dictionary

The definition of unfunny in the dictionary is not funny.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNFUNNY


Ballymoney
ˌbælɪˈmʌnɪ
bunny
ˈbʌnɪ
dunny
ˈdʌnɪ
funny
ˈfʌnɪ
gunny
ˈɡʌnɪ
honey
ˈhʌnɪ
money
ˈmʌnɪ
old-money
əʊld ˈmʌnɪ
punny
ˈpʌnɪ
runny
ˈrʌnɪ
sonny
ˈsʌnɪ
Sunni
ˈsʌnɪ
sunny
ˈsʌnɪ
tannie
ˈtʌnɪ
Tunney
ˈtʌnɪ
tunny
ˈtʌnɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNFUNNY

unfruitfulness
unfuelled
unfulfillable
unfulfilled
unfulfilling
unfumed
unfunded
unfunded debt
unfunnier
unfunniest
unfurl
unfurnish
unfurnished
unfurred
unfurrowed
unfused
unfussier
unfussiest
unfussily
unfussy

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNFUNNY

a pretty penny
danny
dust bunny
Easter bunny
granny
gym bunny
jenny
johnny
jungle bunny
Kenny
long-fin tunny
nanny
not a happy bunny
penny
seacunny
ski bunny
skinny
snow bunny
tranny
unsunny

Synonyms and antonyms of unfunny in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «unfunny» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNFUNNY

Find out the translation of unfunny to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unfunny from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unfunny» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无趣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

unfunny
570 millions of speakers

English

unfunny
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

unfunny
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير مضحك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неостроумный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unfunny
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

unfunny
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

unfunny
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak mencukupi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht komisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

面白くない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

없는지 얘기해 드릴께요
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unfunny
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

unfunny
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

unfunny
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनफिनि
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

unfunny
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unfunny
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

unfunny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

недотепний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unfunny
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

unfunny
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

unfunny
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unfunny
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unfunny
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unfunny

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNFUNNY»

The term «unfunny» is regularly used and occupies the 83.339 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNFUNNY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unfunny

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5 QUOTES WITH «UNFUNNY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unfunny.
1
Lake Bell
There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people. Some of them are women and some of them are dudes.
2
Nigel Cole
I think the first rule of comedy is that it has to be funny and I find a lot of the broad comedy which is sent to me, painfully unfunny.
3
Jeff Dunham
I think there's a lot of, unfortunately, unfunny ventriloquists out there, so they've got a bad rap. It came after Edgar Bergen because everybody had a little cheeky boy dummy like Charlie McCarthy, and everybody decided to become a ventriloquist because Bergen had popularized it. He brought it back from the doldrums of vaudeville.
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Alan King
We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
5
Kaitlin Olson
I trained at The Groundlings and was surrounded by some very funny women and also some very unfunny men. I didn't feel a sense of things being different because I was a girl.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNFUNNY»

Discover the use of unfunny in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unfunny and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Memory and Cognition in Its Social Context
Note that a “positive” (button-pressing) response to a cartoon in the first condition indicates a belief that the cartoon was funny, whereas a similar response in the second condition conveys a belief that it was unfunny. Subjects' ratings of “funny”  ...
Robert S. Wyer, Jr., Thomas K. Srull, 2014
2
Social Influence: The Ontario Symposium
Subjects were shown a set of cartoons that they had rated as neutral in an earlier session. They were asked to decide whether each was “very funny” or “very unfunny.” After making each dichotomous judgment, the subjects provided a scalar ...
Mark P. Zanna, James M. Olson, C. P. Herman, 2014
3
Kamikaze Peacocks & Oink: Coming of Age in an Unfunny War
Fourniers creative escape from the Viet Cong, and the mind-bending interrogation of a North Vietnamese medical officer. The book paints a picture of Vietnam that is quite different from the jungle scenes that many people remember.
Peter J. Fournier, 2005
4
Flying Magazine
Parrish tries again, but there': still doubt aboutI Wayne W. Parrish, editor and publisher of American Aviation Magazine, kicked up quite a fuss with an editorial entitled “Unfunny Story” in his December 17, 1956, issue. The editorial was quoted ...
5
Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors: A Church Leader’s Guide to ...
Chapter. Twenty. UNFUNNY. JOKES. THE. CHURCH. KEEPS. TELLING. I'm disappointed when my pastor, in the context of a staff meeting or a public forum, chooses to use the youth ministry or me personally as an object of teasing or joking ...
Mark Riddle, 2009
6
The Crimson Dread
UNFUNNY JOKER You can't warm up this crowd They're not warming up to you An unfunny joker who only gets booed Then a face in the crowd begins a taunt You'll get a response But not the one that you want You know how sad but true ...
Jesse Flood, 2005
7
Attitude Change
1 Before judging each cartoon, the subject will listen to a comment made by you on the tape stating that you found the cartoon very funny or very unfunny. We are interested in seeing whether your comment can influence the subject's opinion ...
Suedfeld
8
Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and ...
The mean ratings were as follows: hysterically funny, 3.8; very funny, 4.9; control, 4.0; very unfunny, 3.1; and horribly unfunny, 3.6. Although it is possible that participants were responding to demand characteristics, I do not believe this is true ...
Bernard C. Beins, Agatha M. Beins, 2011
9
Stuff Christians Like
AT. UNFUNNY. JOKES. OUT. OF. CHRISTIAN. LOVE. We're supposed to do this, right? As Christians, the compassionate, Christlike thing to do when someone says something unfunny is to pretend it is funny and fake laugh your head off, 216.
Jonathan Acuff, 2011
10
Cranking Up a Fine War: A Louisiana Soldier from Boot Camp ...
Unfunny. Stuff. Late one night in March a Provost Marshal called me from Taunton and said, "Captain, I have one of your sergeants and one of your privates in jail. They are charged with assault and robbery." I replied: "Lieutenant, that must be ...
Van R Mayhall, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNFUNNY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unfunny is used in the context of the following news items.
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Entourage: critics attack 'hatefully unfunny' film
But it has been called "misogynistic", "shallow" and "hatefully unfunny" by some reviewers. Billed as a comedy-drama, the Entourage film reunites the original TV ... «The Week UK, Jun 15»
2
Entourage review – hatefully unfunny
Believe me, that Wildean witticism is more entertaining than anything in Entourage, a hatefully unfunny spin-off from the HBO TV series about Hollywood star ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
Entourage review – smug, unfunny LA bromance
There are unfunny and unsatirical star cameos, including one from our own Piers Morgan. As ever, where you might expect irony and biting comment, there is ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
The surprisingly long, unfunny history of 'LOL'
Laughter is uniquely human. Sometimes deliberate, sometimes uncontrollable, we laugh out loud to signal our reaction to a range of occurrences, whether it's a ... «Washington Post, May 15»
5
Female Canadian Soccer Reporter Burns Unfunny Toronto Fans
Female Canadian Soccer Reporter Burns Unfunny Toronto Fans. By Sean Fay , UK Staff Writer. May 12, 2015. Share; Tweet. An error occurred. Try watching this ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
6
Cleveland Cavaliers Apologize for Tasteless, Horribly Unfunny
It's time once again to play the game: "How Many Marketing People Approved This Before It Got to the Masses?" We're going to guess at least 12. So, this ... «E! Online, May 15»
7
Jack Black's new movie The D-Train is tasteless and unfunny
The D Train is an unfunny, unlikable, unfathomably bad movie. When it was over I sat in stunned silence. I felt a little anger, having wasted 97 minutes of my life ... «Charleston City Paper, May 15»
8
Something Truly Unfunny Happened When You Googled the Word …
What is a joke? Ask Google, and it'll show you a Wikipedia definition reading "something spoken, written or done with humorous intention." Something funny. «Mic, May 15»
9
Mall Cop 2 'Painfully Unfunny'
The first flick was mildly funny, but this sequel is a "painfully unfunny, slapdash follow-up in which the title character is so relentlessly obnoxious that you'll be ... «Newser, Apr 15»
10
Magic Lantern Pulled 'Unfunny' April Fool's Prank that Put Blue …
Magic Lantern is being slammed online after pulling an “unfunny” April Fool's Day prank that gave DSLR owners a fake “Blue Screen of Death.” The message on ... «PetaPixel, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unfunny [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unfunny>. Jul 2020 ».
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