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English noun: humor

1. humor (communication) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter


Synonymshumour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)bite, bon mot, caricature, cartoon, caustic remark, esprit de l'escalier, fun, gag, imitation, impersonation, irony, jape, jest, jeu d'esprit, joke, laugh, mot, play, pungency, repartee, ribaldry, sarcasm, satire, sketch, sport, topper


Domain usage memberslibation, roaster

2. humor (attribute) the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous


SamplesShe didn't appreciate my humor.
You can't survive in the army without a sense of humor.


Synonymshumour, sense of humor, sense of humour


Broader (hypernym)fun, playfulness

3. humor (feeling) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling


SamplesWhether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time.
He was in a bad humor.


Synonymshumour, mood, temper


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)amiability, distemper, good humor, good humour, good temper, ill humor, ill humour, peeve, sulk, sulkiness

4. humor (attribute) the quality of being funny


SamplesI fail to see the humor in it.


Synonymshumour


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)comicality

5. humor (body) (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state


SamplesThe humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile.


Synonymshumour


Broader (hypernym)body substance


Domain categoryantiquity, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, physiology

6. humor (body) the liquid parts of the body


Synonymsbodily fluid, body fluid, humour, liquid body substance


Broader (hypernym)body substance


Narrower (hyponym)amnionic fluid, amniotic fluid, aqueous humor, aqueous humour, black bile, blood, blood serum, cerebrospinal fluid, choler, chyle, come, cum, ECF, ejaculate, endolymph, extracellular fluid, festering, ichor, ink, intracellular fluid, juice, karyolymph, lochia, lymph, melancholy, milk, perilymph, purulence, pus, sanies, secretion, seed, semen, seminal fluid, serum, spinal fluid, succus, suppuration, vitreous body, vitreous humor, vitreous humour, waters, yellow bile


English verb: humor

1. humor (communication) put into a good mood


Synonymshumour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)gratify, indulge, pander









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