humorous


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

humorous

marked by humor; funny, witty: She always says something humorous.
Not to be confused with:
humerus – long bone of the upper arm: She broke her humerus.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

humorous

(ˈhjuːmərəs)
adj
1. funny; comical; amusing
2. displaying or creating humour
3. archaic another word for capricious
ˈhumorously adv
ˈhumorousness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

humorous

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

humorous

adjective
1. Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
2. Arousing laughter:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

humorous

[ˈhjuːmərəs] adj
[remark, book, film] → humoristique
[person] → plein(e) d'humour
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

humorous

[ˈhjuːmrəs] adj (person) → spiritoso/a; (book, story) → divertente, umoristico/a; (tone) → scherzoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
He secured silence, at the outset, by a humorous allusion to the prolix speaker who had preceded him.
And Dolly, who had inherited her father's gift of humorous storytelling, made Varenka helpless with laughter as she related for the third and fourth time, always with fresh humorous additions, how she had only just put on her new shoes for the benefit of the visitor, and on going into the drawing room, heard suddenly the rumble of the trap.
But the most ordinary cause of a single life, is liberty, especially in certain self-pleasing and humorous minds, which are so sensible of every restraint, as they will go near to think their girdles and garters, to be bonds and shackles.
Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.
A humorous reply appeared in the February number of the Bulletins de la Societe Geographique of Geneva, which very wittily showed up the Royal Society of London and their phenomenal sturgeon.
Professor Murray made several profound remarks to his white tie and to the water-carafe upon the table, with a humorous, twinkling aside to the silver candlestick upon his right.
Shy, humorous, courteous, Addison steadily grew popular.
He was so set up that he concluded to make a speech -- of course a humorous speech.
He told them a good many humorous anecdotes, and always forgot the nub, but they were always able to furnish it, for these yarns were of a pretty early vintage, and they had had many a rejuvenating pull at them before.
Better than all, except the 'Conquest of Granada', I liked the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and the story of Rip Van Winkle, with their humorous and affectionate caricatures of life that was once of our own soil and air; and the 'Tales of the Alhambra', which transported me again, to the scenes of my youth beside the Xenil.
Some humorous reference to the somber reputation of the place was made and forgotten as soon as uttered, and they talked of their business affairs until it grew almost dark.
I wrote, I wrote everything--ponderous essays, scientific and sociological short stories, humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.