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British Dictionary definitions for humoursome

humoursome

US humorsome

adjective
  1. capricious; fanciful
  2. inclined to humour (someone)
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Examples from the Web for humoursome

Historical Examples

  • Reflect, too, how eccentric and humoursome your uncle always was: suspicions!

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • That he was humoursome and would sit down exactly at the time he had appointed for dinner whether the company was come or not.

    William Harvey

    D'Arcy Powers

  • Mr. McLean, as stout and humoursome as of yore, had solemnly promised his wife to be jocular but not too jocular.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • A sublime utterance, full of humoursome matter, if it had been a time for humours.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Peter was, on the other hand, a most humoursome varlet and excellent company on a wet day.