Definition of Humourless

1. Adjective. Lacking humor. "It was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"

Exact synonyms: Humorless, Unhumorous
Similar to: Sobersided, Po-faced, Unfunny
Antonyms: Humorous



Definition of Humourless

1. Adjective. (British spelling Canadian) (alternative spelling of humorless) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humourless

humoural
humoured
humouring
humourise
humourised
humourises
humourising
humourist
humouristic
humouristically
humourists
humourize
humourized
humourizes
humourizing
humourless (current term)
humourlessly
humourlessness
humourous
humourously
humourousness
humours
humoursome
humous
hump day
hump dumpling
hump dumplings
humpback

Literary usage of Humourless

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1. The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1886)
"So good-tempered, humourless a young fellow as you shall vind in a day's march. ... Much the same as humourless. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... of his contemporaries between whom and himself there were but few points in common, the " humourless " William Morris and the " humourless " Rossetti. ..."

3. Poets of the Younger Generation by William Archer (1902)
"... wit to spiritual subjects he denotes himself a true descendant of Crashaw and Herbert. I do not employ the word " humourless " in a reproachful sense, ..."

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