Amusement and Humor


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Amusement noun – The act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public.
Humor and amusement are semantically related In some cases you can use "Humor" instead a noun "Amusement".
Nearby Words: amusing, amuse, amused
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Humor noun – The amusing quality or element in something.
Usage example: we failed to see any humor in his racially charged jokes

Amusement and humor are semantically related in comedy topic. Sometimes you can use "Amusement" instead a noun "Humor".
Nearby Words: humoring, humour, humorous, humored, humorist
Synonyms for Humor

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  • Comic Strip / Garfield Comedic Sociopathy: Especially in the earlier years, much of the humor comes from Garfield's abuse of almost everyone he meets, usually just for his own amusement.
  • Telling puns, double-entendres, deliberate spoonerisms, and layered verbal humor (multiple meanings) are all sources of great amusement for many Aspies.
  • Pass the Popcorn This is always used for humor; it often indicates that the character in question is callous enough that they are deriving amusement from someone's anguish or anger rather than offering to help.
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