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I've seen funniest a few times in that context, but isn't that a derivation of funny? Is there a superlative of fun or do we really use funniest for the lack of one?

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Err--why is "funniest" being a derivation of "funny" a problem? Are you perhaps looking for the superlative of fun? –  simchona Oct 14 '11 at 20:34
    
@simchona That's correct, thank you. –  Renan Oct 14 '11 at 20:42
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I'm going to direct you to Wiktionary here--you can find these forms in a dictionary. Does this help? –  simchona Oct 14 '11 at 20:43
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possible duplicate of Is “funnest” a word? –  RegDwigнt Oct 14 '11 at 21:43

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A joke that causes the greatest mirth might be the funniest joke. But a party that gives the greatest enjoyment? To be informal, colloquial and non-standard, I offer the funnest party.

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+1. A more formal version of the second would be the most fun party. –  Charles Oct 14 '11 at 20:53

Funniest is the superlative of funny (and funnier is the comparative). This is not "for lack of one"; "funniest" is the superlative.

Funny forms its superlative and comparative according to the standard rule (as in red, redder, reddest and fast, faster, fastest). Words that do not follow this pattern (such as good, better, best) are termed "irregular".

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I would say funfilled.

Saturday was the most funfilled day I've had this month.

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If you have to use "most" before "funfilled", then "funfilled" is not a superlative form at all. It is just the positive form of another adjective, right? –  Otavio Macedo Oct 15 '11 at 9:54
    
No. 'Saturday was the most beautiful day of my life.' –  nicholas ainsworth Oct 15 '11 at 20:28

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