What is sense of humor?

  • (noun): The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous.
    Example: "You can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
    Synonyms: humor, humour, sense of humour

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Theories Of Humor - Sense of Humor, Sense of Seriousness
... One must have a sense of humor and a sense of seriousness to distinguish what is supposed to be taken literally or not ... 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 ...

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