black humor

black humor

noun
a form of humor that regards human suffering as absurd rather than pitiable, or that considers human existence as ironic and pointless but somehow comic.

Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  black humor
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in literature and drama, combining the morbid and grotesque with humor and farce to give a disturbing effect and convey the absurdity and cruelty of life
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