from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking a sense of humor.
- adj. Said or done without humor: "She winked at me, but it was humorless; a wink of warning” ( Truman Capote).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking humor or levity; serious; not funny, amusing, amused, or lighthearted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of humor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without humor; sober; dull.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking humor
Paches grinned, again humorless, and Phrynus felt the insult.
First, I will grant your point that there is a certain humorless quality on the SMA forum.
An idle thought: must all literary interviewers be so intense perhaps the word humorless applies about literature?
Baudelaire, in his essay on laughter, refers to the humorless as “spiteful pundits of solemnity” and “charlatans of gravity.”
Sometimes I come across as pretty monotone and humorless, which isn't an accurate reflection of my personality -- at least not all the time.
I don't usually do the internet quiz/meme/silliness thing, but this has caused me at times to be called humorless, and, hey, it's spring.
He urges anyone who is involved in creative work not to get pretentious and to retain her or his sense of humor, noting that "good design may not have to be funny, but it's hard to imagine something that could be called humorless also being good design."
Good design may not have to be funny, but it's hard to imagine something that could be called humorless also being good design.
Never been called humorless before. here's the problem with sarcasm and the internet: Ed meant that …
And as I stated, any sort of remotely feminist idea often is met with the criticism of being "humorless" and "rigid."
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