good-humored


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good-hu·mored

(go͝od′hyo͞o′mərd)
adj.
Cheerful; amiable.

good′-hu′mored·ly adv.
good′-hu′mored·ness n.

good′-hu′mored



adj.
having or showing a pleasant, amiable mood.
Also, esp. Brit.,good′-hu′moured.
[1655–65]
good′-hu′mored•ly, adv.
good′-hu′mored•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.good-humored - disposed to pleasegood-humored - disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
References in classic literature ?
There was a perpetual smile in his eyes, which seldom failed to awaken a corresponding cheerfulness in any one who looked into them and listened to his good-humored voice.
Come," he said, with a good-humored smile; "the buck that will take to the water must be headed, and not followed.
Good-humored, easy, and careless, he presided over his whale-boat as if the most deadly encounter were but a dinner, and his crew all invited guests.
He was generally a good-humored, sensible man; but if his temper was a little out, as it was sometimes when he had drunk too much, nobody liked to come too near his fist, for he could deal a very heavy blow.
Whoever visits some estates there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate loyalty of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a portentous shadow--the shadow of law.
I closed up alongside of a burly fellow with a fat good-humored face, purposing to make myself agree- able and pick up some further crumbs of fact; but I had hardly more than scraped acquaintance with him when he began eagerly and awkwardly to lead up, in the immemorial way, to that same old anecdote -- the one Sir Dinadan told me, what time I got into trouble with Sir Sagramor and was challenged of him on ac- count of it.
Margaret, the other sister, was a good-humored, well-disposed girl; but as she had already imbibed a good deal of Marianne's romance, without having much of her sense, she did not, at thirteen, bid fair to equal her sisters at a more advanced period of life.
An easy, hearty, handsome, good-humored gentleman, who walked on the sunny side of the way of life, and who asked nothing better than to meet all his fellow-passengers in this world on the sunny side, too.
The good-humored one is a bargee on the Lyvern Canal.
The hunt, the game, the song, the story, the rough though good-humored joke, made time pass joyously away, and plenty and security reigned throughout the camp.
He drew the doleful governor into the courtyard, took him by the arm as he had said, and, in his rough, good-humored way, cried: "Out with it, rattle away, Baisemeaux; what have you got to say?
No men are more submissive to their leaders and employers, more capable of enduring hardship, or more good-humored under privations.