(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. guffaw, snicker, giggle, titter, chuckle. See rejoicing.
- laugh at
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. chuckle, giggle, titter, snicker, snigger, guffaw, chortle, cackle, fit of laughter, peal of laughter, horse laugh, belly laugh, roar, snort, crow, shout of laughter, shriek, howl, sound of merriment, mirth, amusement, convulsion, cachinnation, ha-ha*, haw-haw*, hee-haw*, ho-ho*, tee-hee*, yuk*; see also laughter , smile .
Ant. sob, cry*, whimper.
have the last laugh,
Syn. defeat (finally), beat in the end, overcome all obstacles; see win 1 .
no laughing matter,
Syn. serious, grave, significant, no joke*; see important 1 .
Syn.- laugh is the general word for the sounds or exhalation made in expressing mirth, amusement, etc.; chuckle implies soft laughter in low tones, expressive of mild amusement or inward satisfaction; giggle and titter both refer to a laugh consisting of a series of rapid, high-pitched sounds, suggesting embarrassment, nervousness, or silliness, but giggle often implies an uncontrollabale fit of such laughter and titter implies a half-suppressed laugh, as a laugh of mild amusement suppressed in affected politeness; snicker is used of a sly, half-suppressed laugh, as at another's discomfiture or a bawdy story; guffaw refers to loud, coarse laughter v.
Syn. chuckle, chortle, guffaw, laugh off, smile away, snicker, snigger, titter, giggle, burst out (laughing), be convulsed, shriek, roar, howl, cachinnate, beam, grin, smile, smirk, roar, shout, crow, have a hemorrhage*, die laughing*, break up*, haw-haw*, split one's sides*, bust up*, roll in the aisles*, tee-hee*, snort*, be in stitches*; see also smile .
Ant. cry*, sob, weep.
laugh out of court,
Syn. mock, deride, laugh at; see ridicule .
laugh out the other side of one's mouth,
Syn. be disappointed, be sorry, have qualms about; see regret .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
chuckle, giggle, snigger, snicker, chortle, guffaw, roar, cackle, *teehee, horselaugh, belly laugh, *great gust/gale of laughter, howl, fit of laughter, titter, snort, hoot, *raspy chuckle, *wheezing chuckle, shriek, scream, squeal, unrestrained laughter.
chuckle, giggle, snigger, snicker, chortle, guffaw, roar, cackle, *teehee, convulse with glee, double over with laughter, howl, titter, snort, hoot, chuckle hoarsely, shriek, scream, squeal.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds: cachinnate, cackle, guffaw. Informal: heehaw. Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides. See LAUGHTER, SOUNDS. 2. To make fun or make fun of: deride, gibe, jeer, jest, mock, ridicule, scoff, scout2, twit. Chiefly British: quiz. Idiom: poke fun at. See LAUGHTER, RESPECT. II noun 1. An act of laughing: cachinna-tion, cackle, guffaw, laughter. Informal: heehaw. See LAUGHTER, SOUNDS. 2. Informal Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd: absurdity. Informal: hoot, joke, scream. Slang: gas, howl, panic, riot. Idiom: a laugh a minute. See LAUGHTER.

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