Origin of humorous1
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- Archaic. moist; wet.
- pertaining or due to the bodily humors.
Origin of humorous2
Examples from the Web for humorous
In fact, she also launched a humorous series “Ask Lena” on YouTube where she gives sage advice on feminism in episode one.Comedians and Feminism Getting Laughs
October 23, 2014
Libyans are by and large charming, charismatic, humorous people with a Mediterranean joie de vivre.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today
August 3, 2014
Austen, Eliot, and James sometimes complemented their essential seriousness with humorous minor characters and subplots.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners
July 25, 2014
Mollen, an actress, first got her literary start by way of a humorous incident, naturally.Actress Jenny Mollen Talks Hiring Prostitutes for Husband Jason Biggs and Embracing Her Crazy
June 30, 2014
That their freedom came in a series about a prison was humorous irony.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season Two Is More Bingeworthy Than the First
May 16, 2014
The good lady, oblivious to the humorous side of her greeting, flushed in anger.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Because, while you may be humorous, you intend also to be sensible.
The symbol of that influence was that ancient symbol of the humble and humorous—a donkey.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
In this poem the rhymes have their share in its humorous charm.A Dish Of Orts
And your allusions to March-cats and March-Khalids are too pitiful to be humorous.The Book of Khalid
- funny; comical; amusing
- displaying or creating humour
- archaic another word for capricious
Word Origin and History for humorous
early 15c., "relating to the body humors," a native formation from humor, or else from Middle French humoreux "damp," from Old French humor (see humor (n.)). The meaning "funny" dates from 1705 in English. Related: Humorously; humorousness.