humorousness

humorous

1 [hyoo-mer-uhs or, often, yoo-]
adjective
1.
characterized by humor; funny; comical: a humorous anecdote.
2.
having or showing the faculty of humor; droll; facetious: a humorous person.

Origin:
1570–80; humor + -ous

humorously, adverb
humorousness, noun


1. ludicrous, laughable. 2. jocose, jocular, comic, comical. Humorous, witty, facetious, waggish imply something that arises from cleverness or a sense of fun. Humorous implies a genuine sense of fun and the comic, impersonal, or gently personal: a humorous version of an incident; a humorous view of life. Witty implies quickness to perceive the amusing, striking, or unusual and to express it cleverly and entertainingly; it sometimes becomes rather sharp and unkind, particularly in quick repartee of a personal nature: a witty and interesting companion; to be witty at someone else's expense. Facetious suggests a desire or attempt to be jocular or witty but not to be taken seriously: a facetious remark. Waggish suggests the spirit of sly mischief and roguery of the constant joker, with no harm intended: a waggish good humor.


1, 2. solemn, sober, serious.
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humorous (ˈhjuːmərəs)
 
adj
1.  funny; comical; amusing
2.  displaying or creating humour
3.  archaic another word for capricious
 
'humorously
 
adv
 
'humorousness
 
n

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