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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel hyoo-mer or, often, yoo-]
    • /wɛl ˈhyu mər or, often, ˈyu-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel hyoo-mer or, often, yoo-]
    • /wɛl ˈhyu mər or, often, ˈyu-/

Definitions of well-humored word

  • noun well-humored a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation. 1
  • noun well-humored the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical: He is completely without humor. 1
  • noun well-humored an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous: The humor in his joke eluded the audience. 1
  • noun well-humored the faculty of expressing the amusing or comical: The author's humor came across better in the book than in the movie. 1
  • noun well-humored comical writing or talk in general; comical books, skits, plays, etc. 1
  • noun well-humored humors, peculiar features; oddities; quirks: humors of life. 1

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Origin of well-humored

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English (h)umour < Anglo-French < Latin (h)ūmōr- (stem of (h)ūmor) moisture, fluid (medical Latin: body fluid), equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) to be wet (see humid) + -ōr- -or1

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Parts of speech for Well-humored


well-humored popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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