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Oxford dictionary definition of the word humour:
1the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech:
his tales are full of humour
the ability to express humour or amuse other people:
their inimitable brand of humour
2a mood or state of mind:
her good humour vanished
the clash hadn’t improved his humour
[count noun] archaic an inclination or whim:
and have you really burnt all your Plays to please a Humour?
3 (also cardinal humour) [count noun] historical each of the four chief fluids of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile (choler), and black bile (melancholy)) that were thought to determine a person’s physical and mental qualities by the relative proportions in which they were present.
comply with the wishes of (someone) in order to keep them content, however unreasonable such wishes might be:
she was always humouring him to prevent trouble
archaic adapt or accommodate oneself to (something):
in reading this stanza we ought to humour it with a corresponding tone of voice
out of humour
in a bad mood.
sense of humour
a person’s ability to appreciate humour:
in all the ups and downs of his life he never lost his sense of humour
Middle English: via Old French from Latin humor ‘moisture’, from humere (see humid). The original sense was ‘bodily fluid’ (surviving in aqueous humour and vitreous humour); it was used specifically for any of the cardinal humours (sense 3 of the noun), whence ‘mental disposition’ (thought to be caused by the relative proportions of the humours). This led, in the 16th century, to the senses ‘mood’ (sense 2 of the noun) and ‘whim’, hence to humour someone ‘to indulge a person’s whim’. sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 16th century