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

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

  • I fail to see the humor in it

Synonyms for humour in the sense of this definition

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

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

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

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

Samples where humour 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 humour in the sense of this definition

(humour 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 humour in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"before a woman gives birth her waters break"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"digestive juices"

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

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

(... is a kind of humour ) 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 humour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for humour in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

(humour 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 humour in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind of humour ) 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"

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

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

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

(humour 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 humour 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 humour in the sense of this definition

(humour 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 humour ) an annoyed or irritated mood

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

"stayed home in a sulk"

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

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

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

Synonyms for humour in the sense of this definition

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

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