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Cheerful; amiable.

good′-hu′mored·ly adv.
good′-hu′mored·ness n.
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No; only heard of him; but don't believe in him at all, said the other good-humoredly. Come aboard!
Matvey put his hands in his jacket pockets, thrust out one leg, and gazed silently, good-humoredly, with a faint smile, at his master.
It is true, they now and then filched a few trifles from their good friends, the Big Hearts, when their backs were turned; but then, they always treated them to their faces with the utmost deference and respect, and good-humoredly vied with the trappers in all kinds of feats of activity and mirthful sports.
Pierre was one of those retired gentlemen-in-waiting of whom there were hundreds good-humoredly ending their days in Moscow.
But come, Eva," he said; and taking the hand of his daughter, he stepped across the boat, and carelessly putting the tip of his finger under Tom's chin, said, good-humoredly, "Look-up, Tom, and see how you like your new master."
Never mind, my boy," he added, good-humoredly, seeing Tom still looked grave; "I don't doubt you mean to do well."
Brooke, good-humoredly, nursing his leg, "I can't turn my back on Dorothea.
"Oh, of course, if you like," said Sir James, pulling down his waistcoat, but unable yet to adjust his face good-humoredly. "That is to say, if it is not to meet anybody else.':
Though a man of few words, he good-humoredly accepted gifts and tokens from fans in between songs, in exchange for a few selfies.
The show started from 7:30 PM on Tuesday and Love sprang into action with some of Beach Boys memento songs like "Do It Again," "Surfin' Safari" and "Catch a Wave." Another three songs and Love who will be turning 78 on 15th of March this year, good-humoredly admitted that they do need a break.
At other times, the book's Orlando seems to be an ex-lover--one who has chased the poems' central persona's children good-humoredly around an apartment, who sits on the sofa, who is married to another woman, whose wife buys a house.
In a poem called "The Present," for example, he good-humoredly challenges the popular idea of how great it is to live in the present.