Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 20:20

funniness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From funny +‎ -ness

NounEdit

funniness (countable and uncountable, plural funninesses)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being funny.
  2. (countable) Something funny; a quirky or amusing statement, mannerism, etc.
    • 1907, Albert Kinross, The Land of Every Man
      He, Cardew, had sat at home, accepting readymade conclusions, the shallow funninesses of imbeciles and clowns...
    • 1971, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Joanna Godden Married, and Other Stories
      Gone were the human funninesses and kindnesses of the London gutter child...