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humorist


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humorist  \Hu"mor*ist\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  humoriste.] 
  1.  (Med.)  One  who  attributes  diseases  of  the  state  of  the 
  humors. 
 
  2.  One  who  has  some  peculiarity  or  eccentricity  of  character, 
  which  he  indulges  in  odd  or  whimsical  ways. 
 
  He  [Roger  de  Coverley]  .  .  .  was  a  great  humorist  in 
  all  parts  of  his  life.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  One  who  displays  humor  in  speaking  or  writing;  one  who  has 
  a  facetious  fancy  or  genius;  a  wag;  a  droll. 
 
  The  reputation  of  wits  and  humorists.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humorist 
  n  :  acts  speaks  or  writes  in  an  amusing  way  [syn:  {humourist}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HUMORIST,  n.  A  plague  that  would  have  softened  down  the  hoar 
  austerity  of  Pharaoh's  heart  and  persuaded  him  to  dismiss  Israel  with 
  his  best  wishes,  cat-quick. 
 
  Lo!  the  poor  humorist,  whose  tortured  mind 
  See  jokes  in  crowds,  though  still  to  gloom  inclined  -- 
  Whose  simple  appetite,  untaught  to  stray, 
  His  brains,  renewed  by  night,  consumes  by  day 
  He  thinks,  admitted  to  an  equal  sty, 
  A  graceful  hog  would  bear  his  company. 
  Alexander  Poke 
 
 




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