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adjective hu·mor·ous \ˈhyüm-rəs, ˈyüm-, ˈhyü-mə-, ˈyü-\

: causing laughter

Full Definition of HUMOROUS

obsolete :  humid
a :  full of or characterized by humor :  funny
b :  indicating or expressive of a sense of humor
hu·mor·ous·ly adverb
hu·mor·ous·ness noun

Examples of HUMOROUS

  1. The book is very humorous.
  2. <the humorous moments in an otherwise somber affair>

First Known Use of HUMOROUS

15th century

Synonym Discussion of HUMOROUS

witty, humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose mean provoking or intended to provoke laughter. witty suggests cleverness and quickness of mind <a witty remark>. humorous applies broadly to anything that evokes usually genial laughter and may contrast with witty in suggesting whimsicality or eccentricity <humorous anecdotes>. facetious stresses a desire to produce laughter and may be derogatory in implying dubious or ill-timed attempts at wit or humor <facetious comments>. jocular implies a usually habitual fondness for jesting and joking <a jocular fellow>. jocose is somewhat less derogatory than facetious in suggesting habitual waggishness or playfulness <jocose proposals>.

Rhymes with HUMOROUS

HUMOROUS Defined for Kids


adjective hu·mor·ous \ˈhyü-mə-rəs, ˈyü-\

Definition of HUMOROUS for Kids

:  full of humor :  funny
hu·mor·ous·ly adverb


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