humor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hy'mur or, often, y'-), [key]
- a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.
- the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical: He is completely without humor.
- an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous: The humor in his joke eluded the audience.
- the faculty of expressing the amusing or comical: The author's humor came across better in the book than in the movie.
- comical writing or talk in general; comical books, skits, plays, etc.
- peculiar features; oddities; quirks: humors of life.
- mental disposition or temperament.
- a temporary mood or frame of mind: The boss is in a bad humor today.
- a capricious or freakish inclination; whim or caprice; odd trait.
- (in medieval physiology) one of the four elemental fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile, regarded as determining, by their relative proportions, a person's physical and mental constitution.
- any animal or plant fluid, whether natural or morbid, as the blood or lymph.
- displeased; dissatisfied; cross: The chef is feeling out of humor again and will have to be treated carefully.
- to comply with the humor or mood of in order to soothe or make content or more agreeable: to humor a child.
- to adapt or accommodate oneself to.
- humor (Thesaurus)
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