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humor    : [hj'umɚ]
Humor \Hu"mor\, n. [OE. humour, OF. humor, umor, F. humeur, L.
humor, umor, moisture, fluid, fr. humere, umere, to be moist.
See {Humid}.] [Written also {humour}.]
1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal
bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the
eye, etc.
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Note: The ancient physicians believed that there were four
humors (the blood, phlegm, yellow bile or choler, and
black bile or melancholy), on the relative proportion
of which the temperament and health depended.
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2. (Med.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often
causes an eruption on the skin. "A body full of humors."
--Sir W. Temple.
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3. 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.
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Examine how your humor is inclined,
And which the ruling passion of your mind.
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A prince of a pleasant humor. --Bacon.
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I like not the humor of lying. --Shak.
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4. pl. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices;
freaks; vagaries; whims.
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Is my friend all perfection, all virtue and
discretion? Has he not humors to be endured?
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5. That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an
incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite
laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations;
a playful fancy; facetiousness.
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For thy sake I admit
That a Scot may have humor, I'd almost said wit.
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A great deal of excellent humor was expended on the
perplexities of mine host. --W. Irving.
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{Aqueous humor}, {Crystalline humor} or {Crystalline lens},
{Vitreous humor}. (Anat.) See {Eye}.

{Out of humor}, dissatisfied; displeased; in an unpleasant
frame of mind.

Syn: Wit; satire; pleasantry; temper; disposition; mood;
frame; whim; fancy; caprice. See {Wit}.
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Humor \Hu"mor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
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It is my part to invent, and the musician's to humor
that invention. --Dryden.
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2. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to
soothe; to gratify; to please.
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You humor me when I am sick. --Pope.

Syn: To gratify; to indulge. See {Gratify}.
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n 1: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity
has the power to evoke laughter [synonym: {wit}, {humor},
{humour}, {witticism}, {wittiness}]
2: 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" [synonym: {humor},
{humour}, {sense of humor}, {sense of humour}]
3: a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of
feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his
temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor" [synonym: {temper},
{mood}, {humor}, {humour}]
4: the quality of being funny; "I fail to see the humor in it"
[synonym: {humor}, {humour}]
5: (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" [synonym: {humor}, {humour}]
6: the liquid parts of the body [synonym: {liquid body substance},
{bodily fluid}, {body fluid}, {humor}, {humour}]
v 1: put into a good mood [synonym: {humor}, {humour}]

288 Moby Thesaurus words for "humor":
Atticism, Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type,
Rhesus factor, agile wit, ambiversion, antibody, antigen, appease,
arterial blood, baby, banter, bay, bee, black humor, blood,
blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor,
blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture,
blood platelet, blood pressure, blood serum, blood substitute,
bloodmobile, bloodstream, body-build, bogginess, boutade,
brainstorm, brand, burlesque, capriccio, caprice, caricature, cast,
cater to, chaffing, character, characteristic, characteristics,
chitchat, chyle, circulation, clinical dextran, cocker, coddle,
colostrum, comedy, comicality, comicalness, complexion,
composition, conceit, constituents, constitution, cosset, cotton,
crank, crasis, craze, crazy idea, crotchet, cue,
cycloid personality, cyclothymia, damp, dampness, dewiness,
dextran, dharma, diathesis, discharge, disposition, drollery,
drollness, dry wit, ectomorphism, ectomorphy, endomorphism,
endomorphy, erythrocyte, esprit, ethos, extroversion,
extrovertedness, exudation, facetiousness, fad, fancy,
fantastic notion, fantasy, farce, favor, fiber, flimflam,
flippancy, fogginess, fool notion, frame, frame of mind, freak,
freakish inspiration, funniness, gags, genius, give way to, gleet,
globulin, gore, grain, gratify, grume, habit, harebrained idea,
heart, hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope,
hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemometer, hue, humectation,
humorousness, humors, ichor, ilk, individualism, individuality,
indulge, ingoingness, introversion, introvertedness, irony,
isoantibody, jesting, jocoseness, jocularity, jocundity, jokes,
joking, jolly, kidding, kind, kink, lachryma, lactation, lampoon,
leukocyte, leukorrhea, levity, lifeblood, lightness, ludicrousness,
lymph, maggot, makeup, marshiness, matter, megrim, mesomorphism,
mesomorphy, milk, mind, mistiness, moistiness, moistness, moisture,
mold, mollify, mollycoddle, mood, morale, mucor, mucus, nature,
neutrophil, nimble wit, note, notion, oblige, opsonin,
other-directedness, outgoingness, pamper, parody, passing fancy,
peccant humor, personality, personality tendency, phagocyte,
phlegm, physique, placate, plasma, plasma substitute, pleasantry,
please, pretty wit, property, purulence, pus, quality, quick wit,
quirk, raillery, rainfall, raininess, ready wit, red corpuscle,
repartee, rheum, saliva, salt, sanies, sarcasm, satire, satisfy,
savor of wit, schizoid personality, schizothymia, serous fluid,
serum, showeriness, slapstick, slapstick humor, snot, soddenness,
sogginess, somatotype, soothe, soppiness, sort, spirit, spirits,
spoil, squib, stamp, state of mind, strain, streak, stripe,
subtle wit, suchness, suppuration, swampiness, sweat, syntony,
system, tear, teardrop, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor,
the whites, tone, toy, travesty, type, type O, urine, vagary, vein,
venous blood, visual humor, waggishness, wateriness, way, wet,
wetness, wettishness, whim, whim-wham, whimsy, white corpuscle,
wit, wittiness, yield to

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