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hu·mor·ous

 (hyo͞o′mər-əs)
adj.
1. Full of or characterized by humor; funny: a humorous story.
2. Employing or showing humor; witty: a humorous writer.
3. Archaic Given to moods or whims; capricious.
4. Obsolete Damp; moist.

hu′mor·ous·ly adv.
hu′mor·ous·ness n.

humorous

(ˈhjuːmərəs)
adj
1. funny; comical; amusing
2. displaying or creating humour
3. archaic another word for capricious
ˈhumorously adv
ˈhumorousness n

hu•mor•ous

(ˈhyu mər əs; often ˈyu-)

adj.
1. characterized by humor; funny; comical: a humorous anecdote.
2. having or showing the faculty of humor; droll; facetious: a humorous person.
[1570–80]
hu′mor•ous•ly, adv.
hu′mor•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humorous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
humorless, humourless, unhumorous - lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote

humorous

humorous

adjective
1. Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
2. Arousing laughter:
Translations
فُكَاهِيٌّمَرِح، فَكِه، ظَريف
humornývtipný
morsom
humoristinen
humorističan
humoros
gamansamur, skemmtilegur
ユーモアのある
유머가 풍부한
šaljiv
rolig
ตลกขบขัน
hài hước

humorous

[ˈhjuːmərəs] ADJ [person] → gracioso, divertido; [book, story] → divertido; [situation, idea, tone] → cómico, gracioso

humorous

[ˈhjuːmərəs] adj
[remark, book, film] → humoristique
[person] → plein(e) d'humour

humorous

adj person, speech, commenthumorvoll; book, story etc also, situationlustig, komisch; idea, thoughtwitzig; smile, programmelustig, heiter; to see the humorous side of somethingdie lustige or komische Seite an etw (dat)sehen

humorous

[ˈhjuːmrəs] adj (person) → spiritoso/a; (book, story) → divertente, umoristico/a; (tone) → scherzoso/a

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.

humorous

فُكَاهِيٌّ vtipný morsom humorvoll πνευματώδης humorístico humoristinen comique humorističan divertente ユーモアのある 유머가 풍부한 humoristisch humoristisk humorystyczny cómico, cômico юмористический rolig ตลกขบขัน nükteli hài hước 富幽默感的
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