humorlessly


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hu·mor·less

 (hyo͞o′mər-lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking a sense of humor.
2. Said or done without humor: "She winked at me, but it was humorless; a wink of warning" (Truman Capote).

hu′mor·less·ly adv.
hu′mor·less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.humorlessly - in a humorless manner; "he reacted rather humorlessly to these rumors"
humorously - in a humorous manner; "Dickens had humorously suggested a special service of intercession at St. Paul's Cathedral"
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