• (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:

Charles Pinsky
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Lorenzo Albacete - Publications
... The book, like the monsignor, crackles with humor, warmth, and intellectual excitement ... 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
... 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 ... Despite strong evidence of impaired humor appreciation, anecdotal reports of humor in individuals with AS seem to challenge some psychological ...
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 to be taken ... 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.", the name ...

More definitions of "humor":

  • (noun): A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
    Synonyms: wit, humour, witticism, wittiness
  • (verb): Put into a good mood.
    Synonyms: humour
  • (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Example: "He was in a bad humor"
    Synonyms: temper, mood, humour
  • (noun): The quality of being funny.
    Example: "I fail to see the humor in it"
    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

Famous quotes containing the word humor:

    The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)

    I made him a low curtsy and thanked him for the honor he intended me, but told him I had no kind of ambition to be his upper servant.... I then asked him how many offices he had allotted for me to perform for those great advantages he had offered me, of suffering me to humor him in all his whims and to receive meat, drink, and lodging at his hands; but hoped he would allow me some small wages, that I might now and then recreate myself with my fellow servants.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    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)