Synonyms and Antonyms of humor

  1. 1 the amusing quality or element in something we failed to see any humor in his racially charged jokes Synonyms comedy, comic, comicality, drollery, drollness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness, richness, uproariousness Related Words amusement, enjoyment, fun, pleasure; absurdity, irony, laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousness; whimsicality, wittiness, wryness; burlesque, caricature, farce, jest, lampoon, parody, satire, slapstick, spoof, takeoff; jocularity, jokiness, playfulness, waggishness Near Antonyms agony, anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, misery, sorrow, torment, torture, tribulation, woe; gravity, seriousness, soberness, solemnity, solemnness, somberness Antonyms pathos

  2. 2 humorous entertainment a screenwriter best known for lowbrow humor Synonyms farce, comedy, slapstickRelated Words high comedy, low comedy; burlesque, parody, satire; improv, stand-up; banter, drollery, persiflage, wit; foolery, fun, horseplay, knockabout, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s)

  3. 3 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion the prospect of going out to dinner put her in a good humor all day Synonyms cheer, feather, mood, mode, spirit, temperRelated Words angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, temper, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  4. 4 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action she was seized by a sudden humor to contact an old college friend that she hadn't seen in ages Synonyms bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, whim, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration



Synonyms and Antonyms of humor

  1. to give in to (a desire) humored her grandfather by listening to his war stories for the hundredth time Synonyms cater (to), gratify, indulgeRelated Words bask, luxuriate, revel, wallow; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; delight, please, pleasure; sate, satiate, satisfyNear Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifle

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