Definition of humourless in English:

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humourless

Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmələs/
(US humorless)

adjective

Lacking humour; not able to appreciate or express humour: they are such a humourless bunch a rather humourless performance
More example sentences
  • His laugh is an expletive, a sharp burst of humourless sound.
  • The majority of my blog readers are overweight, whining, humorless Americans.
  • Angry writing is also, more often than not, completely humorless.
Synonyms
gloomy, glum, depressed, sad, melancholy, dismal, doleful, mournful, dejected, despondent, joyless, cheerless, lugubrious, in low spirits, with a long face;
boring, tedious, dull, dry, heavy-going

Derivatives

humourlessly

Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmələsli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘Good to see you're finally awake,’ he said humourlessly.
  • ‘Well, then I'm surely going to get along royally with him ’, the silvery blonde boy laughed humourlessly.
  • ‘Tell me something I don't know,’ I laughed humorlessly, getting up.

humourlessness

noun
Example sentences
  • It's indicative of the novel's general humourlessness.
  • I have instant recall for its mesmerising humourlessness.
  • And he represents everything women claim to loathe in men: vanity, stupidity, humourlessness.

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