Examples of humorless in a Sentence
humorless people who can't see the lighter side of life
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On the other hand, Hanks' Hanratty is a dour, humorless divorcee who gets his clothes cleaned at the Laundromat, has no family or social life and takes himself way too seriously.
Throughout, the detective is his usual reserved, nearly humorless, pipe-smoking self, gifted at gazing at human interactions with a cool eye and a keen mind.
Once again the humorless Swedes have chosen a writer of migraines for the Nobel Prize in literature, an author of twilight meditations on time and memory and mortality and cold toast by loners looking at bad wallpaper.
The show stealer turns out to be a deadpan Andre Braugher, playing the squad’s gay, black captain as an admirable but humorless father figure.
Compare him with Hitler, the dank, sexless, humorless, milk-drinking vegetarian invert, nursing dreams, in his Viennese flophouse, of Judaeocide and world domination.
If Saturday Night Live were accurate, Don would be stiff, serious, and humorless.
Brunettes, on the other hand, have a more humorless vibe.
It's supposed to be a comedy, but this is mostly a sad and humorless affair that’s only partially salvaged by the two leads, who manage to remain fairly charming amid such paltry material.
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First Known Use of humorless
Synonymsearnest, grave, serious, no-nonsense, po-faced [British], sedate, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, staid, uncomic, unsmiling, weighty
Antonymsfacetious, flip, flippant, humorous, jesting, jocular, joking, kittenish, ludic, playful
Related Wordsharsh, stern, strict; businesslike, professional; dignified, distinguished, elevated, serious-minded; gloomy, grim
Near Antonymsantic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hilarious, hysterical (also hysteric), laughable, light, light-headed, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, goofy, harebrained, lighthearted, puerile, scatterbrained; absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fatuous, foolish, half-witted, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany
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