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Full of or characterized by humor.  Synonym: humorous.  "Humorous cartoons" , "In a humorous vein"

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"Humourous" Quotes from Famous Books

... happy subjugation, for Norbert was of anything but a rebellious temper; his bonds would be of silk; the rewards of his docility would be such as many a self-assertive man might envy. But when Warburton tried to imagine himself in such a position, a choked laugh of humourous disdain ...
— Will Warburton • George Gissing

... "She's a sort of humourous character," said Guy Morris; "strong-minded, you know, and eccentric, but not half bad. I quite like the old lady, though I almost never ...
— Patty at Home • Carolyn Wells

... have happened," he remarked, and began to smile. I fancy we all smiled, though it was not, of course, altogether humourous. ...
— Hurricane Island • H. B. Marriott Watson

... laughed, he laughed as freely and as joyously as any of them, and at the close of each dance he made them each the funniest of bows, smiling and nodding at them just as if he was really one of themselves, and not a little misshapen thing that Nature, in some humourous mood, had fashioned for others to mock at. As for the Infanta, she absolutely fascinated him. He could not keep his eyes off her, and seemed to dance for her alone, and when at the close of the performance, remembering how she had seen the great ladies of the Court throw bouquets to Caffarelli, ...
— A House of Pomegranates • Oscar Wilde

Words linked to "Humourous" :   slapstick, mirthful, seriocomic, farcical, jocose, bantering, tragicomic, clownlike, pleasing, buffoonish, dry, droll, amusing, humorless, funny, zany, ludicrous, waggish, witty, jesting, killing, hilarious, comical, tongue-in-cheek, laughable, ironic, sidesplitting, screaming, ironical, jocular, seriocomical, comic, uproarious, wry, Gilbertian, facetious, tragicomical, joking, risible, ridiculous, humour, clownish

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