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Humor meaning

humor - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state; " the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
  2. 2. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.
  3. 3. A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.
  4. 4. State of mind, whether habitual or temporary ( as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor.
  5. 5. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.
  6. 6. That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations; a playful fancy; facetiousness.
  7. 7. To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.
  8. 8. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.
  9. 9. Animal fluid; state of mind; disposition; caprice; subtle kind of wit.
  10. 10. To comply with the humor of; indulge.

humor - examples of usage

  1. Lionel replied, with sufficient good- humor. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. " Perhaps I have," said he, with perfect good- humor. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. " No, I will not fight- about nothing," Lionel said, with perfect good- humor. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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