Funny vs. Lame

Funny vs. Lame — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Funny and Lame

Funnyadjective

Causing laughter or amusement

a funny cartoon.

Lameadjective

Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible

Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.

Funnyadjective

Making or given to making amusing jokes or witticisms

a colleague who is very funny.

Lameadjective

Marked by pain or rigidness

a lame back.

Funnyadjective

Appropriate as the subject of a joke; deserving of a joke. Used in negative sentences to express disapproval or to emphasize the seriousness of something

There is nothing funny about getting the flu.

Lameadjective

Weak or ineffectual

a lame attempt to apologize.

Funnyadjective

Difficult to account for; unusual or odd

I had a funny feeling that she would call.

Lameadjective

(Informal) Dull or unsatisfactory

That movie was so lame!.

Funnyadjective

Suspiciously odd

It's funny how I seem to lose something every time he comes around.

Lameadjective

(Slang) Socially inappropriate; foolish.

Funnyadjective

Counterfeit or fraudulent

tried to pass off funny money as legitimate.

Lameverb

To cause to become lame; cripple.

Funnyadjective

(Informal) Somewhat ill, painful, or abnormal

I felt funny after eating those clams. "a mole on his arm that has started to go funny" (Ann Cummins).

Lamenoun

A thin metal plate, especially one of the overlapping steel plates in medieval armor.

Funnyadjective

Offensively forward or disrespectful

She told him off after he started to get funny.

Lamenoun

A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

Funnyadjective

Contrary to one's demands or expectations

Don't let the prisoners do anything funny.

Lameadjective

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

Funnynoun

A joke; a witticism

"He laughed because he did not know I was not making a funny" (Jonathan Safran Foer).

Lameadjective

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

a lame leg, arm or muscle

Funnynoun

Comic strips.

Lameadjective

(by extension) Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.

Funnynoun

The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.

Lameadjective

(slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.

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

Funnyadjective

Amusing; humorous; comical.

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

Lameadjective

(slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.

He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night.

Funnyadjective

Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant.

The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.

Lameverb

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

Funnyadjective

Showing unexpected resentment.

Lamenoun

A stupid or undesirable person.

Funnynoun

(humorous) A joke.

Lamenoun

A lamina.

Funnynoun

(humorous) A comic strip.

Lamenoun

(in the plural) A set of joined overlapping metal plates.

Funnynoun

(British) A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.

Lamenoun

someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Funnyadverb

(nonstandard) In an unusual manner; strangely.

Lamenoun

a fabric interwoven with threads of metal;

she wore a gold lame dress

Funnyadjective

arousing or provoking laughter;

an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfallsan amusing fellowa comic hata comical look of surprisefunny stories that made everybody laugha very funny writerit would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so mucha mirthful experiencerisible courtroom antics

Lameverb

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

The accident has crippled her for life

Funnyadjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

a curious hybrid accenther speech has a funny twangthey have some funny ideas about warhad an odd namethe peculiar aromatic odor of clovessomething definitely queer about this townwhat a rum fellowsingular behavior

Lameadjective

pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;

a feeble excusea lame argument

Funnyadjective

not as expected;

there was something fishy about the accidentup to some funny businesssome definitely queer goings-ona shady dealher motives were suspectsuspicious behavior

Lameadjective

(of horses) disabled in the feet or legs

Funnyadjective

experiencing odd bodily sensations;

told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest

Lameadjective

disabled in the feet or legs;

a crippled soldiera game leg

Funnyadverb

in a strange manner;

a queerly inscribed sheet of paperhe acted kind of funny

Funnyadverb

in a comical manner;

she acted comically