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Is there any specific word used to describe "not know whether to cry or to laugh" ?
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I don't now of one specific word that would be suitable. There is one slang word, 'gobsmacked', but it doesn't really mean 'not knowing whether to laugh or cry'; it just means 'shocked'.

This is an interesting question, and I hope that someone will have some other ideas.
Hi,

Possibly bemused. It tends to stress the 'puzzled' aspect of the feeling.

Clive
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I don't think there is one word specifically with that meaning.

You'll hear people say "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!"
"I am/was of two minds whether to laugh or cry."
Thank you for all your help. : )
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In fact, I used the word bemused today for that situation. My two "male" hamsters just had babies. On the one hand, it's funny. On the other... what do I do with them??
You could make a 'ham' sandwich, perhaps?Emotion: smile

Clive
Okay, but you have to be the one to tell my daughters what happened to them, okay?

still bemused
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