adjective Date: circa 1847 1. lacking a sense of humor 2. lacking humorous characteristics • humorlessly adverbhumorlessness noun

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  • Humorless — Hu mor*less, a. Destitute of humor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humorless — index grave (solemn), pedestrian Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • humorless — (Amer.) hu·mor·less || hjuːmÉ™(r)lɪs adj. lacking humor (also humourless) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humorless — hu·mor·less (hyo͞oʹmər lĭs) adj. 1. Lacking a sense of humor. 2. Said or done without humor: “She winked at me, but it was humorless; a wink of warning” (Truman Capote).   huʹmor·less·ly adv. huʹmor·less·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • humorless — adjective Lacking humor or levity; serious; not funny, amusing, amused, or lighthearted. He watched the little dogs antics with a humorless stare …   Wiktionary

  • humorless — hu|mor|less [ hjumərləs ] adjective unable to see when something is funny, often because of being too serious a. a humorless smile or laugh expresses no pleasure ╾ hu|mor|less|ly adverb ╾ hu|mor|less|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • humorless — humor (Brit. humour) ► NOUN 1) the quality of being amusing or comic. 2) a state of mind: her good humor vanished. 3) (also cardinal humor) historical each of four fluids of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile or choler, and black bile or… …   English terms dictionary

  • humorless — adjective lacking humor it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning Truman Capote • Syn: ↑humourless, ↑unhumorous • Ant: ↑humorous • Similar to: ↑sobersided, ↑po f …   Useful english dictionary

  • humorless — Synonyms and related words: cheerless, discontented, grim, in bad humor, infestive, joyless, mirthless, miserable, out of humor, out of sorts, pleasureless, sorry, sorryish, uncheerful, uncheery, unhappy, unjoyful, unmirthful, unsmiling, wretched …   Moby Thesaurus

  • humorless — hu·mor·less …   English syllables

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