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Off-Color is the expression usually used for jokes and humor that has a substantial and generally recognized offensive element. Link-MW Bawdy could also work, if the humor is offensive due to sexual content. Link-MW
(As suggested following my earlier comment) Scurrilous: Humorously insulting: a very funny collection of bawdy and scurrilous writings (-- Oxford Dictionaries Online) I think it suggests mischief rather than hilarity, but it may be as close as you'll get. Humour and Horror aren't natural bedfellows (which is why the combination can be so delicious).
Yes. Some dictionaries include it, like m-w.com: to deny or refute the validity of And TFD: (tr) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated However, synonyms like refute and disprove, and near-synonym rebut, are much more popular, as Google Ngrams Viewer shows:
Ribald seems to fit. referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way.
Risqué. risqué: verging on impropriety or indecency: off-color (Merriam-Webster) A risqué joke Alternately, consider racy. racy: slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué (Dictionary.com) A racy joke
I can come up with "coarse humor" coarse - rude or offensive "She found the coarse humor of her coworkers offensive." or "grossly comic" means that in addition to being funny, something is also rude and offensive. e.g. Did you find the play funny ? Yes, funny, grossly funny.
Yes, but it is used only rarely, according to a Google search. When the communicator confirmed the subjects' expectancies, he was judged more biased than when he disconfirmed them. - ADV EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY This suggests that Nash treated his delusion as a hypothesis that he disconfirmed. - The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, ...
I'm not sure there's a exact match for this but outrageous has the correct connotations --it has a literal sense of offensive, but is often used in reference to things that are funny ("outrageously funny"). shockingly bad or excessive. wildly exaggerated or improbable. very bold, unusual, and startling. ...
Considering that its first Google Books search match of the twentieth century did not occur until 1913, and its first nonlegal matches not until 1938, disconfirm has etched a fairly impressive-looking Ngram chart between 1900 and 2005. For purposes of comparison (and scale), I matched disconfirm (blue line) against the familiar verb discombobulate (red ...
I'd go with Past-customers... Examples of use seem prevalent:
"Offunsive" - because it's fun and offensive. (okay so it's not a real word, so what? how do you think new words get made?)
Hilariously offensive describes something offensive and funny at the same time. You can visit the Forbes Magazine link to see what it means. When you google it, you will find a lot of hits that show how some pictures and words are hilariously offensive. Hilarious means "very funny" and it is broadly used by U.S. comedians and media because of its ...
In mathematics there are ellipsis in all directions. EL&U doesn't appear to have latex typesetting but the codes are: \dots \vdots \ddots An example of \vdots:
You could call such a person a splitter:- a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics [The Free Dictionary] in contrast with the person who cannot or does not discern small differences, who would be called a lumper:- a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis ...
Although it may be an incomplete answer, what you're describing is someone who is pigheaded. ...willfully or perversely unyielding... refusing to change your opinion... stubborn... stupidly obstinate Merriam-Webster's quote, "the kind of pigheaded person who seems to believe that facts only confuse an issue," feels particularly on-point.
I think you're looking for respectively: There are two potions that cause you to fall in love or to fall out of love. Respectively, they are the red potion and the blue potion. From TFD: respectively Singly in the order designated or mentioned: The bookcase and the table are 5 feet and 3 feet high, respectively.
Well, it might take a while, but you could get the students to tell you themselves. Try to incorporate it in a way that enhances their learning experience though: Why is it hard? Why is it easy? Maybe they'll start to make connections, oh this one is hard/easy like that word from the other day (... that I now remember even more because I've made an active ...
There is an academic research body called English Profile. The founding members of this group are Cambridge and Birmingham Universities and the British Council. They have divided up English vocabulary for learners into levels according to the Common European Framework level system, where the following bands indicate these levels of proficiency: A1 ...
The word edgy seems to fit this description fairly well from my own observations of how others have used it, although I think that may be a a result of a seemingly recent shift of the usage of the word rather than it's original intent.
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