unhumorous

adjective

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

Examples of unhumorous in a Sentence

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, 23 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unhumorous was in 1881

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“Unhumorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhumorous. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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