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
humorist
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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.
Puggy was a humorist," he observed, "at least in his own rather grim style.
The way of the humorist is very hard," said the young man gravely.
He, being a humorist, explained to them the method of the celebrated Dickensian essay on Chinese Metaphysics by the gentleman who read an article on China and an article on Metaphysics and combined the information.
The prince, when he heard the story afterwards, felt that he had never yet come across so wonderful a humorist, or such remarkable brilliancy as was shown by this man; and yet if he had only known it, this story was the oldest, stalest, and most worn-out yarn, and every drawing-room in town was sick to death of it.
cried the red-faced humorist, showing his teeth chaffing Pierre.
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.
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.
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.
That was her only joke about it, and the true humorist never smiled at it herself.
These pictured people were odd humorists, in a world of their own,--a world of vivid brilliancy, so far as color went, and still unfaded, although the teapot and small cups were as ancient as the custom itself of tea-drinking.