noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for humouring
Historical Examples of humouring
And, while she was humouring him, it suddenly occurred to her, why not do it thoroughly?The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
He then diverted Maximilian from his designs on Castile by humouring his hostility to Venice.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
Whether he is really going to let her or is only humouring her, I don't know.Margarita's Soul
Instead of flattering and humouring him, he became imperious and spiteful.The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch
Talbot Baines Reed
Surely it was not humouring this boy to let him sit down when he was tired.Practical Education, Volume I
- a state of mind; temper; mood
- (in combination)ill humour; good humour