laugh at


  • The girl laughs at the army of turtles
    The girl laughs at the army of turtles
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v laugh at subject to laughter or ridicule "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house","The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher","His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

The king laughs at the billygoat The king laughs at the billygoat


  • George Jean Nathan
    “The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.”
  • Elsa Maxwell
    Elsa Maxwell
    “Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.”


In literature:

If you laugh at your ain sport, the company will laugh at you.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He laughed at the call for 75,000 volunteers, and demanded the immediate equipment of an army of a million men.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Musq'oosis laughed at their superstitions, and refused to profit by them.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
He had been laughed at in Boston, and old Mr. Calamity had risen up here to laugh at him again.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
She laughed at him, and there wasn't a girl in London at the time who wasn't after him.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Addison turned round and laughed at him.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
I am annoyed because she laughs at me.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
They often laugh at me at home about it, but that does not matter.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The man laughed at him.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
We were laughing at Captain Forest.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
The Squire laughed at their enthusiasm.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
I tried stealthily and in shame to conceal my tears, looking surreptitiously at him in fear lest he should be laughing at me again.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
At first she was afraid to tell him what had made her ill, for fear that he would laugh at her.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
He was being laughed at more than he cared about.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
This feat of the Morgan satellite made a loud laugh at de Spain's expense.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
She had stopped laughing at him now.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
How she had laughed at it, fondly, tenderly, as a mother smiles at the battered school hat of her boy!
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Everybody laughed at me.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
What are you laughing at?
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
At the park she laughed at the colonel, and in the cottage at Marianne.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

It never beat less calmly at the sound
Of any voice till now. I laugh to think
This very morn I fancied it had met
Its master.
"The Spagnoletto. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
And that is the call of the Yukon
The call of the far Klondyke
You can laugh at my tale of the Yukon
You can do what the ***** you like.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
As the King rode in at his castle-gate,
A maiden to meet him ran,
And 'Welcome, father!' she laughed and cried
Together, the Princess Anne.
"The Singing Leaves" by James Russell Lowell
All my meadows and hills are green,
And rippling waters glance between,--
All my skies are rosy bright,
Laughing in triumph at yesternight:
"The Song Of Sixteen" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Her first clear laugh, which might have been
A cherub's laugh at play—
Ah! love, thou canst but join and say—
Sweet summer time and scene.
"Recollections" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And through the open door we went,
And at our feet the hearth-light fell,
And I — I laughed in all content,
Seeing I knew the place so well.
"The Bride" by Theodosia Garrison

In news:

Just Plain Dumb Let's Laugh at How Ridiculous Beloit College's "Mindset List" Is.
See how they laugh at 'See How They Run.
We're Old / Olympian Week Kate the Great: don't laugh at the javelin.
Austinites bloom where they're planted, and local meme-makers are here to help us laugh at ourselves.
You really shouldn't laugh at this but you will.
As LinkedIn increases security, some users laugh at hack.
You Don't Always Die From Tabacco, Sometimes You Laugh At the Commerical.
Steel import can laugh at near-death experience.
'Carnage' invites us to laugh at life's absurdities.
Your Bully Story – Don't Laugh At Me.
"They're all gonna laugh at you".
NOH8…"Don't Laugh At Me" by Mark Wills (Video).
Kevin Hart's " Laugh At My Pain" In Theaters Today.
Gotta love or laugh at Nascar.
Then they laugh at you.

In science:

Only two people started to laugh: the author of the calculations, present at the meeting, and the author of this review.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
We were laughing because we would have made such a comparison to show that the model does not work (see Sect. 4.1). I hope this review will prevent people from saying that the DIM works when it does not, or at least that it will make more than two people laugh when such assertions are made.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
We have all had a good laugh at the old-fashioned darkroom timer that was called out of retirement to keep our speakers in line.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
Status Update: He has a tendency to laugh at inappropriate times.
Understanding the Interaction between Interests, Conversations and Friendships in Facebook