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humor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of humor

  1. 1 the amusing quality or element in something <we failed to see any humor in his racially charged jokes> Synonyms comedy, comic, comicality, drollery, drollness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness, richness, uproariousness Related Words amusement, enjoyment, fun, pleasure; absurdity, irony, laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousness; whimsicality, wittiness, wryness; burlesque, caricature, farce, jest, lampoon, parody, satire, slapstick, spoof, takeoff; jocularity, jokiness, playfulness, waggishness Near Antonyms agony, anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, misery, sorrow, torment, torture, tribulation, woe; gravity, seriousness, soberness, solemnity, solemnness, somberness Antonyms pathos

  2. 2 humorous entertainment <a screenwriter best known for lowbrow humor> Synonyms farce, comedy, slapstickRelated Words high comedy, low comedy; burlesque, parody, satire; improv, stand-up; banter, drollery, persiflage, wit; foolery, fun, horseplay, knockabout, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s)

  3. 3 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion <the prospect of going out to dinner put her in a good humor all day> Synonyms cheer, feather, mood, mode, spirit, temperRelated Words angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, temper, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  4. 4 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <she was seized by a sudden humor to contact an old college friend that she hadn't seen in ages> Synonyms bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, whim, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration




humor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of humor

  1. to give in to (a desire) <humored her grandfather by listening to his war stories for the hundredth time> Synonyms cater (to), gratify, indulgeRelated Words bask, luxuriate, revel, wallow; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; delight, please, pleasure; sate, satiate, satisfyNear Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifle




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