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Definition of "humorous" []

  • Full of or characterized by humor; funny: a humorous story. (adjective)
  • Employing or showing humor; witty: a humorous writer. (adjective)
  • Archaic Given to moods or whims; capricious. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Damp; moist. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humorous" in a sentence
  • "Something that I find to be darkly humorous is that I think Obama has lost his belief that he, through his power of the One, can resolve the Palestinian issue and I am beginning to think he blames it ON the people calling themselves Palestinians."
  • "In my twenties and thirties I competed successfully in humorous speech contests."
  • "I also, actually, have always been very interested in humorous writing, writing satires for quirky magazines for years, but have never had quite the chance to do it in book form."