Definition of Sense of humor

1. Noun. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous. "You can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"

Exact synonyms: Humor, Humour, Sense Of Humour
Generic synonyms: Fun, Playfulness
Derivative terms: Humorist, Humorous, Humourist, Humourous

Definition of Sense of humor

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of sense of humour) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Humor

sense amplifier
sense amplifiers
sense datum
sense experience
sense impression
sense modality
sense of balance
sense of craft
sense of direction
sense of duty
sense of equilibrium
sense of hearing
sense of humor (current term)
sense of humour
sense of identity
sense of movement
sense of purpose
sense of responsibility
sense of right and wrong
sense of shame
sense of smell
sense of taste
sense of the meeting
sense of touch
sense organ
sense organs
sense strand

Literary usage of Sense of humor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1916)
"THE CRITIC'S sense of humor In a recent interview in the New York Times, Mr. Robert Underwood Johnson, erstwhile editor of The Century, ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1907)
"The failure to see that the sense of freedom is a constituent part of the sense 'of humor is doubtless responsible for the "superiority" and "degradation" ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"His love of the beautiful is tempered by a keen sense of humor; and the combination makes his volume a delightful record, with the sunshine of Italy shut ..."

4. Putnam's Monthly (1907)
"that a sense of humor lies ever at the mercy of a sense of something higher ... And the fact that you did n't smile would prove that your sense of humor had ..."

5. The Negro Races: A Sociological Study by Jerome Dowd (1907)
"Keen Sense of Humor.—In respect to humor, however, the people of this zone ... A sense of humor does not depend upon a play of ideas, but may arise from any ..."

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