Meaning of humourless in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhjuːmələs/

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  • Lacking humour; not able to appreciate or express humour.

    ‘they are such a humourless bunch’
    • ‘a rather humourless performance’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Woodward is not rude, arrogant or humourless, at least not all at the same time.’
    • ‘A seemingly humorless workaholic, the bespectacled Uribe could be mistaken for an accountant or professor.’
    • ‘Most people, including therapists, can tolerate nearly any epithet about themselves except that they are humorless.’
    • ‘Richard let out a humorless bark of laughter.’
    • ‘Rock was a sad excuse for a lead, and played his part in a humorless and ridiculous manner.’
    • ‘Now the songs are longer, the beat is more ponderous and the message largely humorless.’
    • ‘The good ones are fun and clever; the bad ones humourless and pedantic.’
    • ‘Ford and Neeson stay locked inside their humourless characters.’
    • ‘He tends to the earnest and humorless when audiences seem to crave passion and personality.’
    • ‘I have heard Germans make that humorless statement.’
    • ‘Geary exhaled a gust of humorless laughter.’
    • ‘This would just mark you down as a humourless killjoy.’
    • ‘The technical dialogue sounds fine, but the crew are largely humourless and speak in one voice.’
    • ‘If it is too technical and humorless viewers will leave.’
    • ‘I should have guessed that someone so apparently humourless could not keep a straight face for so long.’
    • ‘Thankfully, real life is not so humourless.’
    • ‘So long as big and dumb does not slide into boring, self-indulgent and humorless, I am there.’
    serious, serious-minded, solemn, earnest, sober, sombre, grave, stern, grim, dour, morose, unsmiling, stony-faced
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