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Meaning & Definition of Humour in English

English

Humour

/hjumər/

noun

1. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

  • "Whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"
  • "He was in a bad humor"
    synonym:
  • temper
  • ,
  • mood
  • ,
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour

2. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

    synonym:
  • wit
  • ,
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour
  • ,
  • witticism
  • ,
  • wittiness

3. (middle ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

  • "The humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
    synonym:
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour

4. The liquid parts of the body

    synonym:
  • liquid body substance
  • ,
  • bodily fluid
  • ,
  • body fluid
  • ,
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour

5. The quality of being funny

  • "I fail to see the humor in it"
    synonym:
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour

6. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

  • "She didn't appreciate my humor"
  • "You can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
    synonym:
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour
  • ,
  • sense of humor
  • ,
  • sense of humour

verb

1. Put into a good mood

    synonym:
  • humor
  • ,
  • humour

Examples of using

She doesn't understand British humour.
Tom doesn't understand British humour.