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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
 
844. Humorist.
 
  
NOUN:HUMORIST, wag, wit, reparteeist, epigrammatist, punster; bel esprit [F.], life of the party; joker, jester, Joe Miller, drôle de corps [F.], galliard or gaillard [archaic], spark; bon diable [F.]; persifleur [F.], banterer, “Agreeable Rattle” [Goldsmith].
  buffoon, farceur [F.], merry-andrew, mime, tumbler, acrobat, mountebank, charlatan, posture master, harlequin, punch, punchinello, pulcinella [It.], Scaramouch, clown; wearer of the -cap and bells, - motley; motley fool; pantaloon, gypsy; jack- pudding [archaic], Jack-in-the-green; jack-a-dandy [unconscious humorist]; zany; madcap, pickle-herring, witling, caricaturist, grimacer, grimacier.
  
QUOTATION:I never dare to write As funny as I can.—Holmes

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