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  • adv. Alternative spelling of humorlessly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a humorless manner


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  • Sorry for getting all humourlessly political in yesterday's posts.


  • I tried to explain why I found this name amusing to my French colleagues only for them to humourlessly reply "On le prononce 'Dee'."

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  • "Jokes or inappropriate remarks regarding security could lead to your arrest," signs humourlessly warn you at strategic points.

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  • Lolling in a chair in a small harshly-lit office, he was laughing hard and humourlessly.

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  • She laughed humourlessly, the first ugly sound he had heard her utter.

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  • Tomkin laughed harshly, humourlessly, an animal-like sound.

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  • It was finally admitted last week, however-humourlessly by both BC Finance Minister Colin Hansen and federal Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan - that the security bill will actually be something like $900 million in a "best case scenario."


  • Johnson goes on to have a dig at the government, humourlessly suggesting they might be in on the conspiracy.

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  • I don't know if any of the Republican Party interns in the photos below posing with Chairman Michael Steele are the more sensible sort, but at least the poses in these photos - which are rather like the poses I'd do with my boss and coworkers - are a glimmer of hope that not all conservatives have gone tragically, completely and humourlessly off the rails.

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  • "I never joke about my work," Q humourlessly responded.



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