good-hu·​mored ˈgu̇d-ˈ(h)yü-mərd How to pronounce good-humored (audio)
good-humoredly adverb
good-humoredness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her son, Christopher, a precocious, good-humored boy, had been an excellent student, learned to ride a two-wheeler before his third birthday, and earned a blue belt in martial arts. Jonathan Saltzman,, 1 Apr. 2023 Intriguingly, the play omits both the book and the film's framing device of having Pi recount his tale as an older man, insinuating that this trauma remains fresh, no matter how good-humored Pi might seem. Lauren Morgan,, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of good-humored was in 1604

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“Good-humored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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good-humoredly adverb
good-humoredness noun

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