This page has 4 definitions of humorous in English. Humorous is an adjective. Examples of how to use humorous in a sentence are shown. Also define these 16 related words and terms: full, humor, arousing, laughter, funny, backflip, showing, witty, jocular, damp, watery, humour, mood, capricious, whimsical, and resverie.
- (UK) enPR: hyo͞o'mərəs, IPA(key): /ˈhjuːməɹəs/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈhjuːməɹɪs/
- Rhymes: (UK) -uːməɹəs
- Homophone: humerus
- Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.
- The waiters were so humorous - one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him.
Humor definitionUS spelling of
- Showing humor; witty, jocular.
- (obsolete) Damp or watery.
Watery definitionResembling or characteristic of water. (1 of 7 watery definitions)
- (obsolete) Dependent on or caused by one's humour or mood; capricious, whimsical.
- c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene ii], lines 380-83:
- [S]uch is now the Duke's condition
That he misconstrues all that you have done.
The Duke is humorous; what he is, indeed,
More suits you to conceive than I to speak of.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, “Of the affection of fathers to their children”, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821, page 212:
- It is a melancholy humor […] that firſt put this humorous conceipt [translating resverie] of writing into my head.
- 1861, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Grey Woman
- I felt at this time as if I could have been fond of him too, if he would have let me; but I was timid from my childhood, and before long my dread of his displeasure […] conquered my humorous inclination to love one who was so handsome, so accomplished, so indulgent and devoted.
Whimsical definitionGiven to whimsy.
- (arousing laughter): amusing, funny
- (witty): amusing, jocular, witty
- See also Thesaurus:funny
- See also Thesaurus:witty