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humor

hu·mor

humor

 
 
pronunciation:
hyu mr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quality that evokes laughter or amusement.
similar words:
comedy, wit
definition 2: the ability to express, perceive, or understand what is funny or amusing.
She has a good sense of humor.
similar words:
wit
definition 3: a mood, temperament, or state of mind.
in a bad humor
synonyms:
mood, temper
similar words:
attitude, disposition, spirit, temperament, vein, will
definition 4: a capricious whim or fancy.
a passing humor
synonyms:
caprice, fancy, notion, whim, whimsy
similar words:
crotchet, impulse, vagary
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: humored, humoring, humors
definition: to conform to the wishes or mood of.
Let's humor him today.
synonyms:
indulge
similar words:
appease, cosset, mollify
derivations: humorless (adj.), humorlessness (n.)
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  • humorous:
    having or showing humor; funny.
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