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Humorous, 1) moist, damp: “to be consorted with the h. night,” Rom. II, 1, 31 (quibbling).
2) capricious: “the duke is h.” As I, 2, 278. II, 3, 8. her h. ladyship (Fortune) John III, 1, 119. “as h. as winter,” H4B IV, 4, 34. “a vain, giddy, shallow, h. youth,” H5 II, 4, 28. “his h. predominance,” Troil. II, 3, 138.
3) obeying one's own fancies and impulses: a) merry: 'tis no marvel he (the devil) “is so h.” H4A III, 1, 234. “I am known to be a h. patrician,” Cor. II, 1, 51. “the h. man shall end his part in peace,” Hml. II, 2, 335.*
b) sad: “a very beadle to a h. sigh,” LLL III, 177. “my often rumination wraps me in a most h. sadness,” As IV, 1, 19.
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