Synonyms for (adjective) humourous

Synonyms: humorous, humourous

Definition: full of or characterized by humor

Usage: humorous stories; humorous cartoons; in a humorous vein

Similar words: tongue-in-cheek, bantering, facetious

Definition: cleverly amusing in tone

Usage: a bantering tone; facetious remarks; tongue-in-cheek advice


Similar words: buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany

Definition: like a clown

Usage: a buffoonish walk; a clownish face; a zany sense of humor


Similar words: funny, amusing, mirthful, risible, laughable, comic, comical

Definition: arousing or provoking laughter

Usage: an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls; an amusing fellow; a comic hat; a comical look of surprise; funny stories that made everybody laugh; a very funny writer; it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much; a mirthful experience; risible courtroom antics


Similar words: droll

Definition: comical in an odd or whimsical manner

Usage: a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor


Similar words: dry, wry, ironic, ironical

Definition: humorously sarcastic or mocking

Usage: dry humor; an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely; an ironic novel; an ironical smile; with a wry Scottish wit


Similar words: ludicrous, ridiculous, farcical

Definition: broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

Usage: the wild farcical exuberance of a clown; ludicrous green hair


Similar words: Gilbertian

Definition: wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas

Usage: a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings- T.C.Worsley


Similar words: hilarious, uproarious, screaming

Definition: marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter

Usage: hilarious broad comedy; a screaming farce; uproarious stories


Similar words: joking, jesting, jocose, jocular

Definition: characterized by jokes and good humor


Similar words: killing, sidesplitting

Definition: very funny

Usage: a killing joke; sidesplitting antics


Similar words: seriocomic, seriocomical

Definition: mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating

Usage: a seriocomic novel


Similar words: slapstick

Definition: characterized by horseplay and physical action

Usage: slapstick style of humor


Similar words: tragicomic, tragicomical

Definition: having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics

Usage: her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure--Joseph Conrad


Similar words: waggish

Definition: witty or joking

Usage: Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer- James Fenimore Cooper


Similar words: witty

Definition: combining clever conception and facetious expression

Usage: his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent