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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French humoreux, from Old French humor, from Latin hūmor.

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humorous (comparative more humorous, superlative most humorous)

  1. Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.
    The waiters were so humorous - one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him.
  2. Showing humor; witty, jocular.
  3. (obsolete) Damp or watery.
  4. (obsolete) Dependent on or caused by one's humour or mood; capricious, whimsical.

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While the spelling humour is preferred over humor in British English, humorous is standard in both American and British English, and humourous is nonstandard.

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