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humorous (not pre-Eliz. in any sense; 1, 2, and 3 are not pre-S.; 2 and 3 are rare; the meaning ‘full of drollery, facetious’ is post-S.)
1. moist, damp Rom. II. i. 31 “the humorous night.”
2. capricious, whimsical, fanciful AYL. I. ii. 283, IV. i. 21*, John III. i. 119 “her ladyship” (sc. Fortune), 1H4 III. i. 234, 2H4 IV. iv. 34, H5 II. iv. 28 “vain, giddy, shallow, youth,” Troil. II. iii. 139, Cor. II. i. 52, Ham. II. ii. 344 [335].
3. moody LLL. III. i. 185 [177] “a humorous sigh.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 2.1
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.2
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