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Synonyms for humor
ˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)

    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

    liquid body substance, temper, sense of humour, brain, learning ability, mental capacity, mood, brainpower, wittiness, body fluid, mentality, sense of humor, witticism, humour, bodily fluid, card, wag, wit

  2. humor, humour, sense of humor, sense of humour(noun)

    the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

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

    temper, body fluid, sense of humor, witticism, humour, liquid body substance, wit, sense of humour, bodily fluid, wittiness, mood

  3. temper, mood, humor, humour(noun)

    a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

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

    liquid body substance, temper, modality, sense of humour, climate, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mode, mood, peevishness, pique, pettishness, wittiness, body fluid, irritation, sense of humor, wit, humour, bodily fluid, snappishness, toughness, witticism

  4. humor, humour(noun)

    the quality of being funny

    "I fail to see the humor in it"

    temper, body fluid, sense of humor, witticism, humour, liquid body substance, wit, sense of humour, bodily fluid, wittiness, mood

  5. humor, humour(noun)

    (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

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

    temper, body fluid, sense of humor, witticism, humour, liquid body substance, wit, sense of humour, bodily fluid, wittiness, mood

  6. liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour(verb)

    the liquid parts of the body

    temper, wittiness, sense of humor, witticism, sense of humour, humour, wit, body fluid, bodily fluid, liquid body substance, mood

  7. humor, humour(verb)

    put into a good mood



  1. humor(noun)

    : To pacify by indulging.

    I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

    comedy, wit, amusingness, comicality

  2. humor(noun)

    bodily fluid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humor

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, fancy, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary, whim

    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humor

    disposition, temper, mood, caprice, jocoseness, pleasantry, frame, drollery, fun

    nature, personality, mind, will, purpose, seriousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humor(n.)


  2. humor(n.)

    cutaneous eruption

  3. humor(n.)

    temper, disposition, bent, bias, vein, propensity, predilection, turn of mind, frame of mind

  4. humor(n.)

    mood, fancy, whim, caprice, freak, vagary, crotchet, whimsey, maggot, WRINKLE

  5. humor(n.)

    pleasantry, facetiousness, jocoseness, jocularity, kindly wit

  6. humor(v. a.)

    indulge, gratify, give way to, consult the wishes of

  7. humor(v. a.)

    favor, suit the nature of, meet the requirements of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humor(n)

    disposition, temper, mood, facetiousness, jocularity, waggery, pleasantry, wit, satire

  2. humor(n. pl)

    caprices, vagaries, whims, fancies, whimsies

  3. humor(v)

    indulge, please, gratify, temporize

    discipline, deny, curb, mortify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    humour, humorous, mood, comedy

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How to use humor in a sentence?

  1. The Talmud:

    Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.

  2. David Lynch:

    She was always there for her friends. She was filled with love for all people, for her family,for her work, she was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor. She loved to laugh and make people laugh. She was a spiritual person.

  3. Freddy Ortega:

    But you've got to find humor in all things, in life, pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

  4. Sarah Bridle:

    He was curious and he had a great sense of humor, he said he combined his two favorite things, experiments and champagne to put on this party.

  5. Agnes Repplier:

    Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

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