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

Examples of good-humored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a more good-humored way, the Oscar winner poked fun at his need to re-invent himself after marrying Lopez by shooting an extended Dunkin Donuts commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 His tender, good-humored nature also stands in opposition to Fritz’s tough expectations, demanding his sons always wear a stoic mask of machismo. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 During her hospitalization amid a cancer recurrence, Batiste and Jaouad did their best to keep things light — and even earned themselves some good-humored notoriety among the staff. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Both artists are good-humored, chipper, and endlessly chatty, cracking nonstop jokes about the many twists and turns in their lives so far. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2023 Fifteen minutes later, both men emerged from a surprisingly good-humored exchange with a better understanding of the other’s position and a pledge to continue the conversation. Patrick Kingsley Moises Saman, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Afterwards, the 7-foot-3 inch center smiled and gave a good-humored shrug. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 21 June 2023 Harried but good-humored, Sylvie wraps the tap, deposits the woman on a sofa in the cluttered backstage green room, and shoos the chicken in after her. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 5 June 2023 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

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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good-humoredly adverb
good-humoredness noun

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