One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the humour of the situation is central to the film’
comical aspect, comic side, funny side, comedy, funniness, hilarity, jocularity
absurdity, absurdness, ludicrousness, drollness, facetiousness
2‘the familiar stories are spiced up with humour’
jokes, joking, jests, jesting, quips, witticisms, witty remarks, funny remarks, puns
wit, wittiness, comedy, jocularity, waggishness, drollery, repartee, badinage, banter, raillery
doubles entendres, bons mots
informal gags, wisecracks, cracks, one-liners
3‘his good humour was infectious’
mood, temper, disposition, temperament, frame of mind, state of mind
1‘she was always humouring him to prevent trouble’
indulge, pander to, yield to, bow to, cater to, give way to, give in to, go along with, comply with, adapt to, accommodate
pamper, spoil, overindulge, cosset, coddle, mollycoddle, mollify, soothe, placate, gratify, satisfy
stand up to
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