humorous

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

Definition of humorous

  1. 1 obsolete :  humid

  2. 2a :  full of or characterized by that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous :  full of or characterized by humor :  funny humorous stories shared a humorous anecdoteb :  possessing, indicating, or expressive of an ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny :  possessing, indicating, or expressive of a sense of humor a humorous writer studied his own life … with a shrewd and humorous eye — Harrison Smith

humorously

adverb

humorousness

noun

Examples of humorous in a Sentence

  1. The book is very humorous.

  2. the humorous moments in an otherwise somber affair

Origin and Etymology of humorous

see 1humor


First Known Use: 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

HUMOROUS Defined for English Language Learners

humorous

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

Definition of humorous for English Language Learners

  • : causing laughter


HUMOROUS Defined for Kids

humorous

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

Definition of humorous for Students

  1. :  full of humor :  funny

humorously

adverb


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