humour

[hyoo-mer]
noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.

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humour or humor (ˈhjuːmə)
 
n
1.  the quality of being funny
2.  Also called: sense of humour the ability to appreciate or express that which is humorous
3.  situations, speech, or writings that are thought to be humorous
4.  a.  a state of mind; temper; mood
 b.  (in combination): ill humour; good humour
5.  temperament or disposition
6.  a caprice or whim
7.  any of various fluids in the body, esp the aqueous humour and vitreous humour
8.  archaic Also called: cardinal humour any of the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, choler or yellow bile, melancholy or black bile) formerly thought to determine emotional and physical disposition
9.  out of humour in a bad mood
 
vb
10.  to attempt to gratify; indulge: he humoured the boy's whims
11.  to adapt oneself to: to humour someone's fantasies
 
[C14: from Latin humor liquid; related to Latin ūmēre to be wet, Old Norse vökr moist, Greek hugros wet]
 
humor or humor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: from Latin humor liquid; related to Latin ūmēre to be wet, Old Norse vökr moist, Greek hugros wet]
 
'humourful or humor
 
adj
 
'humorful or humor
 
adj
 
'humourless or humor
 
adj
 
'humorless or humor
 
adj
 
'humourlessness or humor
 
n
 
'humorlessness or humor
 
n

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Example sentences
His humour was both a gift and an art that brought joy to all who knew him.
There may, though, be a sinister reality behind the humour.
Turning everything to wit or humour is a strategy for survival and a redeeming
  route to acceptance and popularity.
His personable manner and good humour won him these distinctions.
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