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[hyoo-mer] /ˈhyu mər/

noun, verb (used with object), Chiefly British.
the quality of being funny
Also called sense of humour. the ability to appreciate or express that which is humorous
situations, speech, or writings that are thought to be humorous

temperament or disposition
a caprice or whim
any of various fluids in the body, esp the aqueous humour and vitreous humour
(archaic) Also called cardinal humour. any of the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, choler or yellow bile, melancholy or black bile) formerly thought to determine emotional and physical disposition
out of humour, in a bad mood
verb (transitive)
to attempt to gratify; indulge: he humoured the boy’s whims
to adapt oneself to: to humour someone’s fantasies

chiefly British English spelling of humor; see -or. Related: Humourous; humourist.


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