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“It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys,” she said.

“Republicans and conservatives are often criticized as being humorless fuddy-duddies,” he said.

Queen Victoria had the reputation of being a humorless, dour battleaxe, a Terminator in bombazine.

Before Dookie, guitar rock meant grunge: heavy, monotonic, humorless, and bleak.

In the ADL's defense, it is their job to be humorless, to a large extent.

The captain was grinning, a nasty, evil grin, his eyes hard and humorless as he stood there flanked by three crewmen.

The Government was now, whatever it had been, a graceless, humorless incarnate ferocity.

But I found at that point, and from there on, that for all I could determine he was completely humorless.

This badinage was greatly relished by Rose, but not at all by the baroness, who was as humorless as a swan.

"Thank God that thing had a one-track mind, and was concentrating on the spider," said Jim, with a rather humorless laugh.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humorless, such as: arrogant, dreary, genteel, musty, pompous, and self-important.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.