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1. humorous

adjective. ['ˈhjuːmɝəs'] full of or characterized by humor.

Synonyms

  • amusing
  • humourous
  • wry
  • seriocomic
  • comical
  • tragicomic
  • zany
  • seriocomical
  • dry
  • pleasing
  • slapstick
  • ironical
  • risible
  • ludicrous
  • witty
  • droll
  • jocose
  • ridiculous
  • screaming
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • funny
  • hilarious
  • sidesplitting
  • farcical
  • killing
  • facetious
  • ironic
  • buffoonish
  • clownish
  • comic
  • Gilbertian
  • clownlike
  • jocular
  • joking
  • mirthful
  • uproarious
  • jesting
  • bantering
  • waggish
  • tragicomical

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • wise
  • uninteresting
  • straight

Etymology

  • -ous (English)
  • humour (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Humorous

  • humerus
  • numerous
  • humerous

Example sentences of the word humorous


1. Adjective
What sounds biting and rude on the telephone may have come across more lighthearted and humorous in person.

Quotes containing the word humorous


1. If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load, I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
- Alan Thicke

2. I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there's some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that.
- Colm Meaney

3. I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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