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noun [uncountable]     humor pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    the quality that makes something funny

    a novel full of humor

    not see the humor in something (=not think something is funny):

    They laughed at things she didn’t see the humor in.

    1. b.
      the ability to know when something is funny and to laugh at funny situations

      His colleagues remember him for his humor and his loyalty.

      sense of humor:

      Lynne is a friendly person with a great sense of humor.

  2. 2
    formal someone’s mood

    Fred’s comments did nothing to improve Jo’s humor.

    in a good/bad humor:

    He laughed again, obviously in a good humor.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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