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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

... manager of the Haymarket Theatre, London, and to Charles Reade, the collaborator, with Boucicault, in so many plays. Then the company heard it, after which Jefferson proceeded to study it, literally living and breathing the part. Many are the humourous records of the play as preserved in the Jefferson "Autobiography" and in the three books on Jefferson by Winter Frances Wilson ...
— Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Rip van - Winkle • Charles Burke

... night, but it was not his intentional humourous efforts that excited their hilarity. It was the man himself. They began by jeering him quietly. Then ...
— Tales From Bohemia • Robert Neilson Stephens

... did not reappear, the assurance of it; then the certainty that suspicion would focus on Larry the Bat as being connected with the millionaire's death, since Larry the Bat had been caught in Jimmie Dale's home—and he would be accused of his own murder! It was quite humourous, of course, quite grotesquely bizarre—but it was equally an exceedingly grim possibility! There were drawbacks to a ...
— The Adventures of Jimmie Dale • Frank L. Packard

... incongruous. More satisfying, however, is the following, which has been ascribed to Dean Inge: It is a sense of incongruous emotions. As soon as we think of the emotions being stirred we see that the strange difference between humourous and unhumourous people is not an intellectual matter, but follows the general law of emotional susceptibility, viz., that it is independent of the reason and varies within wide limits with each individual, and obviously with each nationality. Moreover, it appears that, as it is compounded of two ...
— More Toasts • Marion Dix Mosher

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

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