humeur

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch humuere, from Old French, from Latin hūmor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦyˈmøːr/
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  • Hyphenation: hu‧meur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

Noun[edit]

humeur n (plural humeuren, diminutive humeurtje n)

  1. mood, mental state
    Synonyms: gemoed, luim

Usage notes[edit]

When humeur is used of a specific person's mood without a qualifying adjective, it may mean “bad mood”. If preceded on the other hand by the prepositions in or uit without a qualifier, the meaning is usually “good mood”. Note that the phrase uit zijn humeur “out of one's good mood” commonly means “in a bad mood”.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French humor, humour, borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem. Doublet of humour.

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Noun[edit]

humeur f (plural humeurs)

  1. humour/humor (the liquid in the body)
  2. mental state, either temperamental or as temporary mood

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