good humor


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good′ hu′mor


n.
a cheerful or amiable mood.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good humor - a cheerful and agreeable moodgood humor - a cheerful and agreeable mood  
humour, mood, temper, humor - 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"
jolliness, jollity, joviality - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
ill humor, ill humour, distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
References in classic literature ?
One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness.
BENNY she was looking pretty sober, and she sighed some, now and then; but pretty soon she got to asking about Mary, and Sid, and Tom's aunt Polly, and then Aunt Sally's clouds cleared off and she got in a good humor and joined in on the questions and was her lovingest best self, and so the rest of the supper went along gay and pleasant.
It is a well-known fact that dress plays a very important part in the lives of most women and even the most sensible cannot help owning sometimes how much happiness they owe to a becoming gown, gracefully arranged hair, or a bonnet which brings out the best points in their faces and puts them in a good humor.
Holdsworthy was an enthusiast over flowers, and a half lunatic over raising prize poultry; and these engrossing madnesses were a source of perpetual joy to Daylight, who looked on in tolerant good humor.
I observed that Amy took drumsticks at dinner, ran errands for her mother all the afternoon, gave Meg her place tonight, and has waited on every on with patience and good humor.
It was late in the summer afternoon, and the doors and windows of the large parlor all stood open, to invite any stray breeze, that might feel in a good humor, to enter.
She had lost her childish vivacity--her sweet, equable flow of good humor.
They all returned, therefore, to Baker's Bay in no very good humor.
said his father, who was in a specially good humor.
25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Good Humor is embarking on a mission to bring joy to the mundane moments of everyday life, and transform East Coast cities into capitals of joy, one neighborhood at a time.
In 1987, he became the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Princess Anne, Maryland, where "his political proclivities found their way into his sermons" but were forgiven even by his conservative parishioners because of his good humor.
Tharp's work showcased the fine dancing and good humor of the corps, especially Karol Cruz, Kiyon Gaines, Taurean Green, and Josh Spell.