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Synonyms for humour

Synonyms for humour

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

the quality of being funny

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the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

put into a good mood

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References in classic literature ?
This was not the first time that Ben had been in prison, for soon after Every Man in His Humour was acted, he quarreled for some unknown reason with another actor.
If she had any sense of humour, it must amuse her that he should place her on a pedestal and worship her with such an honest idolatry, but even while she laughed she must have been pleased and touched.
'Do not put itself out of humour,' said Mr Mantalini, breaking an egg.
'I'm in a working humour now,' said Sally, 'so don't disturb me, if you please.
He described one of the vivas with tolerant humour; some fellow in an outrageous collar was asking him questions in logic; it was infinitely tedious, and suddenly he noticed that he wore elastic-sided boots: it was grotesque and ridiculous; so he withdrew his mind and thought of the gothic beauty of the Chapel at King's.