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humorous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of humorous

  1. 1 causing or intended to cause laughter the humorous moments in an otherwise somber affair “most humorous costume” went to the girl dressed as Little Bo Peep Synonyms of humorous antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, funny, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproariousWords Related to humorous amusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey (also joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthfulNear Antonyms of humorous earnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic (also tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woefulAntonyms of humorous humorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical

  2. 2 given to or marked by mature intelligent humor the movie's a humorous look at love and marriage Synonyms of humorous clever, facetious, witty, jocular, smartWords Related to humorous cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; bantering, frivolous, jesting, joking, joshing, teasing; antic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hysterical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, rollicking, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious; amusing, diverting, entertaining; mischievous, playful, prankish; jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, merry, mirthful, sunny; scintillating, sparkling; flip, flippant, pert, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, waggish; whimsicalNear Antonyms of humorous brainless, lowbrow, stupid, witless; corny, hackney, hackneyed, lame; humorless, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny; earnest, grave, serious, serious-minded, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre); doleful, dolorous, lachrymose, plaintive, sorry, tearful, woeful

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


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