[hyoo-mer-ist or, often, yoo-]
Origin of humorist
1590–1600; < French humoriste, equivalent to humour (< E) + -iste -ist. Compare Italian (h)umorista capricious, subject to humors
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Examples from the Web for humoristic
The Bernesque type, that is, the humoristic, was created by him and bears his name.Initiation into Literature
The pure and touching morality of Thouar conflicted with the humoristic and cynical freedom of Montazio.
But what made him first known outside those communities where the French tongue is spoken were his humoristic sketches.
The humoristic method is a potent instrument for working such contractions and expansions at will.Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)
In spite of all that the doctor could say, La Cibot had no belief in this wear and tear of the nervous system by the humoristic.Cousin Pons
Honore de Balzac
- a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
Word Origin and History for humoristic
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