Definitions for: Humorous


[adj] full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hu"mor*ous, a. [Cf. L. humorosus, umorosus, moist.
See Humor.]
1. Moist; humid; watery. [Obs.]

All founts wells, all deeps humorous. --Chapman.

2. Subject to be governed by humor or caprice; irregular;
capricious; whimsical. --Hawthorne.

Rough as a storm and humorous as the wind. --Dryden.

3. Full of humor; jocular; exciting laughter; playful; as, a
humorous story or author; a humorous aspect.

Syn: Jocose; facetious; witty; pleasant; merry.

Synonyms: amusing, bantering, buffoonish, clowlike, clownish, comic, comical, droll, dry, facetious, farcical, funny, Gilbertian, hilarious, humourous, ironic, ironical, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, killing, laughable, ludicrous, mirthful, ridiculous, risible, screaming(a), seriocomic, seriocomical, sidesplitting, slapstick, tongue-in-cheek, tragicomic, tragicomical, uproarious, waggish, witty, wry, zany

Antonyms: humorless, humourless, unhumorous

See Also: pleasing

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