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Definition 1: the quality of being funny - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where humor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I fail to see the humor in it

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of humor ) the quality of being comical

Definition 2: the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where humor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she didn't appreciate my humor
  • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

"her playfulness surprised me" "he was fun to be with"

Definition 3: the liquid parts of the body - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) the substance of the body

(... is a kind of humor ) a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats

(... is a kind of humor ) a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

(... is a kind of humor ) the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

(... is a kind of humor ) dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

(... is a kind of humor ) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

(... is a kind of humor ) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

(... is a kind of humor ) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger

(... is a kind of humor ) substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth

(... is a kind of humor ) a fluid product of inflammation

(... is a kind of humor ) an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates

(... is a kind of humor ) the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets

"blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products" "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"

(... is a kind of humor ) the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion

"before a woman gives birth her waters break"

(... is a kind of humor ) the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens

(... is a kind of humor ) the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball

(... is a kind of humor ) the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear

(... is a kind of humor ) the bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear

(... is a kind of humor ) liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid

"the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"

(... is a kind of humor ) liquid contained inside the cell membranes (usually containing dissolved solutes)

(... is a kind of humor ) any of several liquids of the body

"digestive juices"

(... is a kind of humor ) a clear liquid in the cell nucleus in which the nucleolus and chromatin and other structures are dispersed

(... is a kind of humor ) produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

(... is a kind of humor ) clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord

Definition 4: (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state - [noun denoting body]

Samples where humor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) the substance of the body

(humor belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

(humor belongs to category ...) the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

(humor belongs to category ...) the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

Definition 5: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of humor ) an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before

(... is a kind of humor ) ribald humor

(... is a kind of humor ) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

"he became a figure of fun" "he said it in sport"

(... is a kind of humor ) a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

(... is a kind of humor ) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

(... is a kind of humor ) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

"he told a very funny joke" "he knows a million gags" "thanks for the laugh" "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest" "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

(... is a kind of humor ) adroitness and cleverness in reply

(... is a kind of humor ) a witty comment or writing

(... is a kind of humor ) a clever remark

(... is a kind of humor ) a witty remark that occurs to you too late

(... is a kind of humor ) wit having a sharp and caustic quality

"he commented with typical pungency" "the bite of satire"

(... is a kind of humor ) witty language used to convey insults or scorn

"he used sarcasm to upset his opponent" "irony is wasted on the stupid" "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"

(humor is the domain which ... is member of) (used facetiously) refinement

(humor is the domain which ... is member of) (used facetiously) refined and well-mannered

(humor is the usage domain for ...) (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

(humor is the usage domain for ...) a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)

"the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"

Definition 6: a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where humor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
  • he was in a bad humor

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of humor ) an annoyed or irritated mood

(... is a kind of humor ) a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal

"stayed home in a sulk"

(... is a kind of humor ) a cheerful and agreeable mood

(... is a kind of humor ) an angry and disagreeable mood

Definition 7: put into a good mood - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for humor in the sense of this definition

(humor is a kind of ...) yield (to); give satisfaction to

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