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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj good-humored disposed to please "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Donald F. Duncan, the man who made the yo-yo an American tradition, is also credited with popularizing the parking meter and introducing Good Humor "ice cream on a stick.
    • Good-humored Disposed to please.
    • a Good-humored Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; cheerful; good-tempered. See Good-natured.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • good-humored Characterized by good humor; of a cheerful, tranquil, or unruffled disposition or temper; actuated by good or friendly feeling.
    • good-humored Uttered or done in a pleasant, kindly way, without malice or ill nature: as, a good-humored remark.
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  • Sir William Temple
    “The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.”
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    “I was a modest, good-humored boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.”
  • Sir William Temple
    “The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.”
  • David Seabury
    “Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.”


In literature:

Brunow's anger was no more lasting than a child's, and by this time he had quite recovered his good-humor.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
By the end of a week Stanwood was in such good humor, that he made a marked concession.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
Returning from a final uproar in the composing room, Dorn looked good-humoredly about him.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
But it was wise to avoid the stuff if possible, and to discount it good-humoredly when it did contact with us.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Flagg began to show good humor beyond his usual wont.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Let us be good-humored.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
In a very surprising and good-humored fashion however he seemed to understand the situation at once.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World" by Margaret Vandercook
Let us raise good humor in our homes to the height of an institution.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
Forrest was in high good-humor.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
His face was good-humored and rather prepossessing.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Laura returns in high good-humor, having done her errand quite to her satisfaction.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Uncle Remus was in such good humor that he needed no coaxing.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He met the stern look in Odin's eyes and the rageful look in Thor's eyes with smiling good humor.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Whatever had gone before, all was hilarity and cordial good-humor now.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
He seemed well pleased with himself, and to have recovered his good humor.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
Just trying to be graceful puts one in a good humor.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
Some light refreshments were then served, and the company separated in great good humor.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
But that did not disturb the Prince's good-humor in the very least.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
Her gayety and goodness are so in evidence that there is about her a kind of atmosphere of good humor.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)

In poetry:

Now Venus, I own it, is pleased to condone it;
The good-natured nymphs merely smile;
And Cupid is merry,--'t is humorous, very,--
And sharpens his arrows the while.
"To Barine" by Roswell Martin Field
Thanks for the courtesy, and gay
Good-humor, which on Washing Day
Our ill-timed visit bore;
Thanks for your graceful oars, which broke
The morning dreams of Artichoke,
Along his wooded shore!
"To -----" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Against bad tongues goodness cannot defend her,
Those be most free from faults they least will spare,
But prate of them whom they have scantly known,
Judging their humors to be like their own.
"Slander" by Sir John Harrington
So we worked for the child'rn, and raised 'em every one;
Worked for 'em summer and winter, just as we ought to 've done;
Only perhaps we humored 'em, which some good folks condemn,
But every couple's child'rn's a heap the best to them.
"Over The Hill To The Poor-House" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

This seriously good wine is also a humorous, tongue-in-cheek reference to the image of its maker.
He's full of good humor, but Falcone is serious about beer, well versed in its history, culture and gastronomy.
The preceding entertainment was inspiring, humorous and good for all ages.
THE CABLE OFFICE — She seemed like a nice lady with a good sense of humor.
The highly trained Special Forces green beret was known for his good nature, sense of humor and positive outlook on life.
LOS ANGELES — Andy Griffith, whose folksy portrayal of the wise and good-humored sheriff of Mayberry in the classic 1960s situation comedy "The Andy Griffith Show" made him one of television's most beloved stars, has died.
Good Humor shortage has hit the Northeast – a result of a sweltering heat wave combined with the closing of one of the ice cream maker's manufacturing plants.
The Good Humor shortage mainly affect's the brand's popular toasted almond bar.
Moos' Good Humor at CNN.
Good Humor in 3 Languages.
Seasons Like These Require a Good Sense of Humor.
Pictured on Page 1 in his undies, 'Fudgsicle Kid' takes fame in good humor.
Good Humor York Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream Bar.
Good Humor Shortage No Laughing Matter.
Good Humor shortage has hit the Northeast – a result of a sweltering heat wave combined with the closing of one of the ice cream maker's manufacturing plants.

In science:

Dan Knopf for his valuable advice, generous support, kind encouragement, and good humor during my learning and research. I also thank Prof.
Stability of complex hyperbolic space under curvature-normalized Ricci flow