The definition of humor is the quality of being funny, or something that makes people laugh, or one of the four bodily fluids.(noun)
Humor means to agree with the wishes or ideas of someone else just to make them feel better.(verb)
An example of humor is lying to someone by telling them the meal they cooked for you was the best you've ever eaten.
See humor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L humor, umor, moisture, fluid, akin to umere, to be moist < IE base *wegw-, *ugw-, moist, moisten, wake, Gr hygros, moist, fluid, Du wak, wet
See humor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, fluid
Origin: , from Old French umor
Origin: , from Latin ūmor, hūmor.
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a concise witticism or well-turned phrase. —Atticist, n.
1. a tendency to amuse others by tricks, jokes, unusual gestures, and strange gestures.
2. a tendency toward coarse joking. Also buffoonery. —buffoon, n. —buffoonish, adj.
1. amusing or witty writings and remarks.
2. coarsely witty stories or books. —facetious, adj.
1. the habit of joking or jesting.
2. a joke or a jest.
3. the state or quality of humorousness or playfulness. —jocose, adj.
the condition or quality of being biting or caustic, as humor, speech, etc. See also speech. —mordant, adj.
trifles or trivia, especially light verses or sayings.
the habit of dealing with serious matters in a spirit of good and sometimes cynical good humor. [Allusion to Rabelais’ satirical novels Gargantua (1534) and Pantagruel (1532), especially to the behavior of Pantagruel, Gargantua’s huge son.] —Pantagruelian, adj.
a humorous performance at the piano, sometimes with a verbal accompaniment by the performer.
1. a person who imitates or is an enthusiast for the works of Francois Rabelais.
2. a person given to coarse, satirical humor, like that of Rabelais. —Rabelaisian, adj.
the personality or character of Rabelais, as in the use of coarse, satirical humor. Also Rabelaisianism.
a person skilled in the exchange of witticisms.
coarse, vulgar, or obscene language or joking. —ribald, adj.
1. a writer of satire.
2. a person who uses satire or makes satirical comments.
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