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humor +‎ -ism


humorism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, historical) The theory of the influence of the humors in the production of disease.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
  2. The manner or disposition of a humorist; humorousness.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      I expected to find the ravings of an enthusiast, or the sullen snarlings of an infidel; whereas I found the very soul of Swift–an intense half self-deceived humorism.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for humorism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)