True enough, there are such things as laughless jokes, what Freud called gallows humor. . . . While we were being bombed in Dresden, sitting in a cellar with our arms over our heads in case the ceiling fell, one soldier said as though he were duchess in a mansion on a cold and rainy night, I wonder what the poor people are doing tonight..
Self-deprecation (etymologically better is self-depreciation) is a form of humor in which people or comedians make jokes about themselves, their shortcomings, or their culture, usually without being guided by any underlying self-esteem issues
If someone or something is humorous, they are amusing, especially in a clever or witty way. He was quite humorous, and I liked that about him. + humorously hu·mor·ous·ly He looked at me humorously as he wrestled with the door. funny and enjoyable
If you humour someone who is behaving strangely, you try to please them or pretend to agree with them, so that they will not become upset. She disliked Dido but was prepared to tolerate her for a weekend in order to humour her husband. humor to do what someone wants or to pretend to agree with them so that they do not become upset. (Latin; "fluid") In early Western physiological theory, one of the four body fluids thought to determine a person's temperament and features. As hypothesized by Galen, the four cardinal humours were blood, phlegm, choler (yellow bile), and melancholy (black bile). The variant mixture of these humours in each person determined his "complexion" or temperament and his mental and physical qualities. The ideal person had the perfectly proportioned mixture of the four fluids; a disproportionate amount of one humour created a personality dominated by one set of related emotions (e.g., a choleric man was easily angered, proud, ambitious, and vengeful). black humour seminal fluid cerebrospinal fluid fluid mechanics
If you are in a good humour, you feel cheerful and happy, and are pleasant to people. If you are in a bad humour, you feel bad-tempered and unhappy, and are unpleasant to people. Christina was still not clear why he had been in such ill humour = temper
Humour is a quality in something that makes you laugh, for example in a situation, in someone's words or actions, or in a book or film. She felt sorry for the man but couldn't ignore the humour of the situation
hu·mour·less in AM, use humorless disapproval If you accuse someone of being humourless, you mean that they are very serious about everything and do not find things amusing. He was a straight-faced, humourless character. = solemn. too serious and not able to laugh at things that other people think are funny
the transparent gelatinous mass occupying the posterior compartment (the space between the crystalline lens and the retina of the eye) which is enclosed by a delicate hyaloid membrane; composed of water (99%), collagen fibrils, highly hydrated hyaluronic acid, halocytes, inorganic salts, sugar, and ascorbic acid; produced by halocytes located peripherally in the vitreous body
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