Synonyms of laugh in English:

laugh


See definition of laugh

verb

1‘he started to laugh excitedly’

SYNONYMS
chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, hold one's sides, be doubled up
informal be in stitches, die laughing, be rolling in the aisles, laugh like a drain, bust a gut, break up, be creased up, crease up, fall about, crack up
ANTONYMS

cry

2‘people laughed at Henry and his theories’

SYNONYMS
ridicule, mock, deride, scoff at, jeer at, sneer at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, make jokes about, heap scorn on, scorn, pooh-pooh
lampoon, satirize, caricature, parody
taunt, tease, torment
informal send up, take the mickey out of
Australian, New Zealand informal poke mullock at
British vulgar slang take the piss out of
dated make sport of

noun

1‘he gave a short laugh’

SYNONYMS
chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, ha-ha, tee-hee, snigger, roar of laughter, hoot of laughter, shriek of laughter, peal of laughter, belly laugh

2‘he was a right laugh’

SYNONYMS
joker, comedian, comic, comedienne, humorist, wag, wit, entertainer, clown, funny man, funny woman, jester, prankster, character
informal card, case, caution, hoot, scream, riot, barrel of laughs
Australian, New Zealand informal hard case
ANTONYMS

bore, misery

3‘I entered the contest for a laugh’

SYNONYMS
joke, prank, piece of fun, jest, escapade, adventure, caper, romp, practical joke, trick, bit of mischief
shenanigans, horseplay
informal lark, giggle, hoot

Phrases

    laugh something off

    ‘she laughed off criticism with good humour’


    SYNONYMS

    dismiss, make a joke of, make light of, refuse to acknowledge, overlook, turn a blind eye to, discount, ignore, disregard, shrug off, brush aside, scoff at, pooh-pooh, take no notice of, pay no attention to, play down, never mind

    informal

    cock a snook at

    ANTONYMS

    take something to heart