Associations to the word «Humour»


HUMOUR, noun. (obsolete) Moist vapour, moisture.
HUMOUR, noun. (archaic or historical) Any of the fluids in an animal body, especially the four "cardinal humours" of blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.
HUMOUR, noun. (medicine) Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.
HUMOUR, noun. (uncountable) A mood, especially a bad mood; a temporary state of mind or disposition brought upon by an event; an abrupt illogical inclination or whim.
HUMOUR, noun. (uncountable) The quality of being amusing, comical, funny. [from the early 18th c.]
HUMOUR, verb. (transitive) To pacify by indulging.

Dictionary definition

HUMOUR, noun. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor".
HUMOUR, noun. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
HUMOUR, noun. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state; "the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile".
HUMOUR, noun. The liquid parts of the body.
HUMOUR, noun. The quality of being funny; "I fail to see the humor in it".
HUMOUR, noun. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor".
HUMOUR, verb. Put into a good mood.

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.