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humour

noun UK (US humor) uk   /ˈhjuː.mər/  us   /-mɚ/

humour noun (AMUSEMENT)

B1 [U] the ability to find things funny, the way in which people see that some things are funny, or the quality of being funny: He's got a great sense of humour (= he is very able to see things as funny). I must say I find his schoolboy (= childish) humour rather tiresome.
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humour noun (MOOD)

C2 [C or U] formal the state of your feelings: You seem in a very good humour today.
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humour

verb [T] UK (US humor) uk   /ˈhjuː.mər/  us   /-mɚ/
to do what someone wants so that they do not become annoyed or upset: I applied for the job just to humour my parents.
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