humorist


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hu·mor·ist

 (hyo͞o′mər-ĭst)
n.
1. A person with a good sense of humor.
2. A performer or writer of humorous material.

humorist

(ˈhjuːmərɪst)
n
a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
ˌhumorˈistic adj

hu•mor•ist

(ˈhyu mər ɪst; often ˈyu-)

n.
a person with an active sense of humor, esp. one who uses humor skillfully, as in writing or talking.
[1590–1600; < French humoriste]
hu`mor•is′tic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humorist - someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
lampooner, parodist - mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
punster - someone overly fond of making puns
ironist, ridiculer, satirist - a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
wag, wit, card - a witty amusing person who makes jokes

humorist

noun comedian, comic, wit, eccentric, wag, joker, card (informal), jester, dag (N.Z. informal), funny man a political humorist

humorist

noun
A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter:
Informal: card.
Translations
كاتِب هَزْلي
humorista
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humorist

[ˈhjuːmərɪst] Nhumorista mf

humorist

[ˈhjuːmərɪst] nhumoriste mf

humorist

nHumorist(in) m(f)

humorist

[ˈhjuːmərɪst] numorista m/f

humour

(American) humor (ˈhjuːmə) noun
1. the ability to amuse people; quickness to spot a joke. He has a great sense of humour.
2. the quality of being amusing. the humour of the situation.
verb
to please (someone) by agreeing with him or doing as he wishes. There is no point in telling him he is wrong – just humour him instead.
ˈhumorist noun
a person who writes or tells amusing stories, jokes etc.
ˈhumorous adjective
funny; amusing. a humorous situation/remark.
ˈhumorously adverb
ˈhumorousness noun
-humoured
having, or showing, feelings or a personality of a particular sort. a good-humoured person; an ill-humoured remark.

humour, noun, ends in -our.
humorous, adjective, drops the u.
References in classic literature ?
Sir Dinadan the Humorist was the first to awake, and he soon roused the rest with a practical joke of a suffi- ciently poor quality.
Before I speak, however, of the beneficent humorist who next had my boyish heart after Goldsmith, let me acquit myself in full of my debt to that not unequal or unkindred spirit.
Such had been Silas Deemer--such the fixity and invariety of his life and habit, that the village humorist (who had once attended college) was moved to bestow upon him the sobriquet of "Old Ibidem," and, in the first issue of the local newspaper after the death, to explain without offence that Silas had taken "a day off.
To write Captain Jim's life-book as it should be written one should be a master of vigorous yet subtle style, a keen psychologist, a born humorist and a born tragedian.
The way of the humorist is very hard," said the young man gravely.
cried the red-faced humorist, showing his teeth chaffing Pierre.
Chulk, a humorist in his way, stretched forth a long and hairy arm, and grasping the hood of Taglat's burnoose pulled it down over the latter's eyes, extinguishing him, snuffer-like, as it were.
Meantime, too, some of the enterprising humorists of the country
But that our society may not appear a set of humorists, unacquainted with the gallantries and pleasures of the age, we have among us the gallant Will Honeycomb, a gentleman who, according to his years, should be in the decline of his life.
The tragic circumstance which strengthened and consecrated their natural community of interest had, one might think, something to do with the far-reaching pensiveness even of their most humorous writing, touching often the deepest springs of pity and awe, as the way of the highest humour is--a way, however, very different from that of the humorists of the eighteenth century.
My "thesis,' for instance, was a long magazine article on radio humorist Jean Shepherd, a hero of mine.
Kate "so grateful for my career" Clinton is a humorist.