What is the meaning of humor?


  • A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
  • The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous.
    • usage: "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
  • A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    • usage: "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
  • The quality of being funny.
    • usage: "I fail to see the humor in it"
  • Middle Ages. ( one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state)
    • usage: "the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
  • The liquid parts of the body.


  • Put into a good mood.
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