humorous

  • 1Humorous — Hu mor*ous, a. [Cf. L. humorosus, umorosus, moist. See {Humor}.] 1. Moist; humid; watery. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All founts wells, all deeps humorous. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Subject to be governed by humor or caprice; irregular; capricious;… …

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  • 2humorous — [hyo͞o′mər əs, yo͞o′mər əs] adj. [ HUMOR + OUS; HUMOROUS sense 2 < Fr humoreux (< L), HUMOROUS sense 3 < L humorosus] 1. having or expressing humor; funny; amusing; comical 2. Archaic whimsical; capricious …

    English World dictionary

  • 3humorous — index jocular, ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4humorous — early 15c., “relating to the body humors,” a native formation from humor, or else from M.Fr. humoreux damp, from O.Fr. humor (see HUMOR (Cf. humor)). The meaning “funny” dates from 1705 in English. Related: Humorously; humorousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5humorous — *witty, facetious, jocular, jocose Analogous words: droll, comic, comical, farcical, funny, *laughable: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE) Contrasted words: grave, *serious, earnest, solemn, sober …

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  • 6humorous — [adj] funny, comical amusing, camp*, campy*, comic, droll, entertaining, facetious, farcical, hilarious, jocose, jocular, jokey, joshing, laughable, ludicrous, merry, playful, pleasant, priceless, ribald, screaming*, side splitting*, too funny… …

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  • 7humorous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing amusement. 2) having or showing a sense of humour. DERIVATIVES humorously adverb humorousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8humorous — humorous1 humorously, adv. humorousness, n. /hyooh meuhr euhs/ or, often, /yooh /, adj. 1. characterized by humor; funny; comical: a humorous anecdote. 2. having or showing the faculty of humor; droll; facetious: a humorous person. [1570 80;… …

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  • 9humorous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 10humorous — [[t]hju͟ːmərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone or something is humorous, they are amusing, especially in a clever or witty way. He was quite humorous, and I liked that about him. ...a humorous magazine. Derived words: humorously ADV GRADED ADV with v …

    English dictionary

  • 11humorous — hu|mor|ous [ˈhju:mərəs US ˈhju: , ˈju: ] adj funny and enjoyable ▪ humorous stories ▪ The film has some mildly humorous moments. >humorously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12humorous — hu|mor|ous [ hjumərəs ] adjective * 1. ) funny: a humorous story 2. ) using or showing humor: a humorous writer/face/imagination ╾ hu|mor|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13humorous */ — UK [ˈhjuːmərəs] / US [ˈhjumərəs] adjective 1) funny a humorous story 2) using or showing humour a humorous writer/face/imagination Derived word: humorously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 14humorous — hu•mor•ous [[t]ˈhyu mər əs[/t]] often [[t]ˈyu [/t]] adj. 1) characterized by humor; funny; comical: a humorous anecdote[/ex] 2) having or showing the faculty of humor; droll; facetious: a humorous person[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 hu′mor•ous•ly,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15humorous — /ˈhjumərəs / (say hyoohmuhruhs) adjective 1. characterised by humour; amusing; funny: the humorous side of things. 2. having or showing the faculty of humour; droll; facetious: a humorous person. 3. Obsolete relating or due to the bodily humours …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16humorous — adjective /ˈhjuːmərəs/ a) Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny. The waiters were so humorous one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him. b) Showing humor; witty, jocular …

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  • 17humorous — adjective deliberately funny and entertaining, especially in a clever way: a humorous account of her travels in South America humorously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18humorous — adjective a humorous account of our expedition Syn: amusing, funny, comic, comical, entertaining, diverting, witty, jocular, jocose, lighthearted, tongue in cheek, wry, facetious, laughable, risible; hilarious, uproarious, riotous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19humorous — [ˈhjuːmərəs] adj funny a humorous story[/ex] humorously adv …

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  • 20humorous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. obsolete humid 2. a. full of or characterized by humor ; funny b. indicating or expressive of a sense of humor Synonyms: see witty • humorously adverb • humorousness …

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