[good-hyoo-merd or, often, -yoo-]


having or showing a pleasant, amiable mood: a good-humored man; a good-humored remark.

Also especially British, good-hu·moured.

Origin of good-humored

First recorded in 1655–65
Related formsgood-hu·mored·ly, adverbgood-hu·mored·ness, noun

Synonyms for good-humored Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for good-humoured

Historical Examples of good-humoured

  • Yet I am sure they are both so considerate, good-humoured, and reasonable, that he might spare them.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Montigny had been an actor, and was plump and good-humoured.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • The celebrated Haydn was, even at the age of 74, when I last saw him at Vienna, till the most good-humoured bon vivant of his age.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • The easy and good-humoured internationalism of tourist-life is at an end.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • He is treated with good-humoured contempt and kindly patronage.

British Dictionary definitions for good-humoured



being in or expressing a pleasant, tolerant, and kindly state of mind
Derived Formsgood-humouredly, adverbgood-humouredness, noun
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