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Another word for humor

  1. The quality of being laughable or comical

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  2. A person's customary manner of emotional response

      1. Disposition; temper.
      2. One's customary frame of mind or natural disposition; nature
      3. A nature that is excitable, moody, capricious, volatile, etc.
      1. A tendency to become easily angry or irritable:
      2. A state of mind or emotion; disposition:
      3. A characteristic general quality; tone:
      1. A kind or sort:
      2. The basic character or qualities of humanity:
      3. Heredity:
      1. A physical property or tendency:
      2. A habitual inclination; a tendency:
      3. One's customary frame of mind; one's nature or temperament
      1. (--- Obs.) The temperament or constitution of the body
      2. The combination of the four humors of cold, heat, moistness, and dryness in specific proportions, thought in ancient and medieval physiology to control the temperament and the constitution of the body.
      3. General appearance or nature; character; aspect
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  3. A temporary state of mind or feeling

      1. A more or less continuous body of minerals, igneous or sedimentary rock, etc., occupying a fissure or zone, differing in nature from the enclosing rock, and usually deposited from solution by circulating water
      2. Any distinctive quality or strain regarded as running through one's character, or a speech, writing, etc.
      3. Course or tenor of thought, feeling, action, etc.
      1. A tendency to become easily angry or irritable:
      2. A characteristic general quality; tone:
      3. A state of mind or emotion; disposition:
      1. The Holy Spirit.
      2. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
      3. Strong loyalty or dedication:
      1. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
      2. A pervading impression of an observer:
      3. A predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
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  4. An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

      1. A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
      2. (Archaic) An odd or sudden fancy; whim
      3. Something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
      1. (Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
      2. A kind of winch or capstan powered by a horse or steam, formerly used in mines to raise ore or water
      3. Arbitrary thought or impulse:
      1. An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
      2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action:
      3. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances:
      1. A vague thought
      2. Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
      3. A desire; inclination; whim
      1. (Rare) Low spirits; the blues
      2. Depression or unhappiness:
      3. A caprice or fancy.
      1. (Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
      2. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. Any abnormal animal, person, or plant; monstrosity
      2. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular:
      3. A sudden fancy; odd notion; whim
      1. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
      2. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
      3. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
      1. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
      2. (--- Obsolete) The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
      3. A flight of imagination; fancy
      1. An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
      2. A sudden, unpredictable action or change:
      3. A sudden, impulsive change in the way one thinks or acts; freakish notion; whim
      1. Any of a large superfamily (Apoidea) of broad-bodied, four-winged, hairy hymenopteran insects that gather pollen and nectar, have biting as well as sucking mouthparts, and often live in organized colonies; esp., the honeybee
      2. A bee block.
      3. A social gathering where people combine work, competition, and amusement:
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  1. To comply with the wishes or ideas of (another)

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Another word for humor

  1. Comedy

  2. An example of humor

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  3. The ability to appreciate comedy

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  4. Mood

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Synonym Study

  • Baby suggests the sort of pampering and devoted care lavished on infants and connotes a potential loss of self-reliance because he was sickly, his mother continued to baby him
  • Spoil emphasizes the harm done to the personality or character by overindulgence or excessive attention grandparents often spoil children
  • Pamper implies overindulgence or excessive gratification
  • Indulge implies a yielding to the wishes or desires of oneself or another, as because of a weak will or an amiable nature
  • Humor suggests compliance with the mood or whim of another they humored the dying man