unhumorous

adjective
un·​hu·​mor·​ous | \ ˌən-ˈhyüm-rəs How to pronounce unhumorous (audio) , -ˈyüm-, -ˈhyü-mə-, -ˈyü- \

Definition of unhumorous

: not amusing or humorous an unhumorous subject The other joke is that Joseph Miller, though a competent comic actor, was in person taciturn and utterly unhumorous.— D. J. Enright

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Dickens, to whom he was sometimes compared, Balzac didn’t care for or about children, and was essentially unhumorous. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, "Constructed Worlds," 23 Jan. 2017

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhumorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhumorous. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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