What does humorous mean?

Definitions for humorous
ˈhyu mər əs; often ˈyu-hu·mor·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humorous, humourousadjective

    full of or characterized by humor

    "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"


  1. humorousadjective

    Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.

    The waiters were so humorous - one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him.

  2. humorousadjective

    Showing humor; witty, jocular.

  3. humorousadjective

    Damp or watery.

  4. humorousadjective

    Dependent on or caused by one's humour or mood; capricious, whimsical.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Humorousadjective

    Etymology: from humour.

    Some of the commentators tell us, that Marsya was a lawyer who had lost his cause; others that this passage alludes to the story of the satire Marsyas, who contended with Apollo, which I think is more humorous. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Thy humorous vein, thy pleasing folly,
    Lies all neglected, all forgot;
    And pensive, wav’ring, melancholy,
    Thou dread’st and hop’st thou know’st not what. Matthew Prior.

    I am known to be a humorous patrician; said to be something imperfect, in favouring the first complaint; hasty and tinder-like, upon too trivial motion. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Thou fortune’s champion, that do’st never fight
    But when her humorous ladyship is by,
    To teach thee safety. William Shakespeare, King John.

    He’s humorous as Winter, and as sudden
    As flaws congeal’d in the spring of day. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    O, you awake then: come away,
    Times be short, are made for play;
    The humorous moon too will not stay:
    What doth make you thus delay? Ben Jonson.

    Vast is his courage, boundless is his mind,
    Rough as a storm, and humorous as the wind. Dryden.

    He that would learn to pass a just sentence on persons and things, must take heed of a fanciful temper of mind, and an humorous conduct in his affairs. Isaac Watts, Logick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humorousadjective

    moist; humid; watery

  2. Humorousadjective

    subject to be governed by humor or caprice; irregular; capricious; whimsical

  3. Humorousadjective

    full of humor; jocular; exciting laughter; playful; as, a humorous story or author; a humorous aspect

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of humorous in a Sentence

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.

  2. B. J. Gupta:

    In order to find a good quotation in a dictionary of humorous quotations, I didn't leave any stone unturned.

  3. Anne Frank:

    I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

  4. Brandi Redmond:

    I actually had it sent to me on my phone and I was like Oh! Oh my gosh! I did see a little clip of it. It’s humorous, and believe me, I did not continue to watch it. But it is humorous and I can see why she’s getting a lot of negativity about it.

  5. Todd Kalinski:

    it’s not funny nor humorous anymore, is it? this practical confine greasing our gills, gilding our lilies, suffocating on our common wreckage

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