Humorous vs Satirical - What's the difference?

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Humorous is a related term of satirical.


As adjectives the difference between humorous and satirical

is that humorous is full of humor or arousing laughter; funny while satirical is of, pertaining to or connected with satire.

humorous

English

Alternative forms

* humourous (unusual )

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.
  • The waiters were so humorous - one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him.
  • Showing humor; witty, jocular.
  • (obsolete) Damp or watery.
  • (obsolete) Dependent on or caused by one's humour or mood; capricious, whimsical.
  • *, II.8:
  • It is a melancholy humor of writing into my head.

    Synonyms

    * (arousing laughter ): amusing, funny * (witty ): amusing, jocular, witty * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * humorously

    satirical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to or connected with satire.
  • Spitting Image was a famous satirical television program.

    Synonyms

    * satiric

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