What is another word for humor?

Synonyms for humor
ˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-hu·mor

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  1. humornoun

    : 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. humornoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessnoun

    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 humournoun

    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, humournoun

    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, humournoun

    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, humournoun

    (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, humourverb

    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, humourverb

    put into a good mood


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humornoun


  2. humornoun

    cutaneous eruption

  3. humornoun

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

  4. humornoun

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

  5. humornoun

    pleasantry, facetiousness, jocoseness, jocularity, kindly wit

  6. humorverb

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

  7. humorverb

    favor, suit the nature of, meet the requirements of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humornoun

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

  2. humornoun

    caprices, vagaries, whims, fancies, whimsies

  3. humorverb

    indulge, please, gratify, temporize

    discipline, deny, curb, mortify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "humor":

    humour, humorous, mood, comedy

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How to use humor in a sentence?

  1. Agnes Repplier:

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

  2. Teri Lesesne:

    There is so much wonderful humor here, balanced with a lot of action, it's a fresh take on heroism and what it means to be a hero. That book is pulled off so beautifully.

  3. Stephen Moore:

    These articles that you're talking about were 17, 18 years ago, some of those were columns. They were humor columns, but some of them weren't funny and so I am apologetic. I'm embarrassed by some of those things that I wrote, but I do think we should get back to the issue of whether I'm qualified to be on the Federal Reserve Board.

  4. Don Waisanen:

    One of the ways these speeches have functioned historically is that you can talk about things without talking about them. Humor gives you the ability to shift the burden to the audience to come up with the joke.

  5. Vern Buchanan:

    Gary was the consummate professional and a true public servant in every sense of the word, he touched so many lives and was loved and respected by those who knew him. I will never forget his uplifting spirit, sense of humor and sheer joy at helping others.

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