Humor

  • (noun): (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state.
    Synonyms: humour
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on humor:

Lorenzo Albacete - Publications
... The book, like the monsignor, crackles with humor, warmth, and intellectual excitement ... has a keen insight into the mystery of God and a wonderful sense of humor even when he is speaking about very heavy subjects ... Perhaps it is precisely this sense of humor-and wonder-that brings people of all faiths to Msgr ...
Assburger - Characteristics - Speech and Language
... with AS appear to have particular weaknesses in areas of nonliteral language that include humor, irony, teasing, and sarcasm ... Although individuals with AS usually understand the cognitive basis of humor, they seem to lack understanding of the intent of humor to share enjoyment ... Despite strong evidence of impaired humor appreciation, anecdotal reports of humor in individuals with AS seem to challenge some psychological theories of AS and autism ...
Measurement and Detection - Detecting Presence and Absence of Seriousness in Humor
... Further information Theory of humor In the theory of humor, one must have a sense of humor and a sense of seriousness to distinguish what is supposed ... An even more keen sense is needed when humor is used to make a serious point ... Psychologists have studied how humor is intended to be taken as having seriousness, as when court jesters used humor to convey serious information ...
Cow And Chicken - Humor - Controversy
... The episode contained obvious sexual humor, which includes Mom's line "Oh, the Buffalo Gals, a motorcycle riding gang that randomly bursts into people's homes and chews on their carpet ...
Charles Pinsky
... Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner (2001), the history of sitcoms Celebrating the Humor of Whoopi Goldberg (2002), post-9/11 humor Once Upon a ...

More definitions of "humor":

  • (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Example: "He was in a bad humor"
    Synonyms: temper, mood, humour
  • (verb): Put into a good mood.
    Synonyms: humour
  • (noun): The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous.
    Example: "She didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
    Synonyms: humour, sense of humor, sense of humour
  • (noun): The quality of being funny.
    Example: "I fail to see the humor in it"
    Synonyms: humour
  • (noun): A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
    Synonyms: wit, humour, witticism, wittiness

Famous quotes containing the word humor:

    Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Nine-tenths of the value of a sense of humor in writing is not in the things it makes one write but in the things it keeps one from writing. It is especially valuable in this respect in serious writing, and no one without a sense of humor should ever write seriously. For without knowing what is funny, one is constantly in danger of being funny without knowing it.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Every American, to the last man, lays claim to a “sense” of humor and guards it as his most significant spiritual trait, yet rejects humor as a contaminating element wherever found. America is a nation of comics and comedians; nevertheless, humor has no stature and is accepted only after the death of the perpetrator.
    —E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)