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Noun: humour  hyoom-u(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: humor)
  1. The quality of being funny
    "I fail to see the humour in it";
    - humor [US]
  2. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    - wit, humor [US], witticism, wittiness, drollness
  3. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    "she didn't appreciate my humour"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humour"; "she didn't appreciate my humour";
    - humor [US], sense of humor [N. Amer], sense of humour [Brit, Cdn]
  4. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    "he was in a bad humour"; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his humour at the time";
    - temper, mood, humor [US]
  5. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
    "the humours are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile";
    - humor [US]
  6. The liquid parts of the body
    - liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor [US]
Verb: humour  hyoom-u(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: humor)
  1. Go along with someone's wishes to keep them content or avoid a disagreement
    "We humoured him for a bit until it got boring";
    - humor [US]

Derived forms: humours, humoured, humouring

Type of: body substance, content, feeling, fun, gratify, indulge, message, pander, playfulness, quality, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Humour