Definitions of humor

  1. To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.
  2. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.
  3. To indulge; yield to a particular desire of.
  4. To go in with the humor of: to gratify by compliance.
  5. To comply with the humor of; indulge.
  6. To yield to the humor or caprices of; adapt oneself to.
  7. the liquid parts of the body
  8. the trait of appreciating ( and being able to express) the humorous; " she didn't appreciate my humor"; " you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
  9. the quality of being funny; " I fail to see the humor in it"
  10. one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed ( in ancient and medieval physiology) to determine your emotional and physical state; " the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
  11. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  12. ( Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state; " the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
  13. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.
  14. A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.
  15. State of mind, whether habitual or temporary ( as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor.
  16. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.
  17. Wit; merriment; the tendency to look at things from the mirthful side; caprice; proud conceit; temper; as, good or bad humor; petulance; peevishness; moisture of the body and eye; disease.
  18. The moisture of fluids of animal bodies: an animal fluid in an unhealthy state: state of mind ( because once thought to depend on the humors of the body): disposition: caprice: a mental quality which delights in ludicrous and mirthful ideas.
  19. Animal fluid; state of mind; disposition; caprice; subtle kind of wit.
  20. Disposition; characteristic mood; whim.
  21. A facetious turn of thought.
  22. An animal fluid.
  23. A catuneous eruption.
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