good-humored


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Related to good-humored: self-assured, spirited

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 ?
Most unpleasant of all was the first minute when, on coming, happy and good-humored, from the theater, with a huge pear in his hand for his wife, he had not found his wife in the drawing-room, to his surprise had not found her in the study either, and saw her at last in her bedroom with the unlucky letter that revealed everything in her hand.
Instead of being hurt, denying, defending himself, begging forgiveness, instead of remaining indifferent even--anything would have been better than what he did do--his face utterly involuntarily (reflex spinal action, reflected Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was fond of physiology)--utterly involuntarily assumed its habitual, good-humored, and therefore idiotic smile.
Here were to be seen, about the river banks, the hectoring, extravagant bragging boatmen of the Mississippi, with the gay, grimacing, singing, good-humored Canadian voyageurs.
Tyrrel laughed in her good-humored way, and said that his anxiety to see the children looked, to her mind, very much like an anxiety to see me.
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.
However, if you're down for a little good-humored gay baiting with your gunplay, this mistaken identity/crime/buddy comedy will feel like a nice departure from the tired traps of the genre.
As events become increasingly bizarre, Journey to Bom Goody becomes maverick, exciting, and at times insightful in a good-humored way.
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The vibe of the day-long rally was at once good-humored and yet deadly serious.
Otherwise, good-humored uncertainty reigns as we trade notes on what worked this time.
Unisoap's marketing team claims the ad was a good-humored and creative strategy to gain market share.