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HU'MORIST, noun One who conducts himself by his own inclination, or bent of mind; one who gratifies his own humor.

The humorist is one that is greatly pleased or greatly displeased with little things; his actions seldom directed by the reason and nature of things.

1. One that indulges humor in speaking or writing; one who has a playful fancy or genius.

2. One who has odd conceits; also, a wag; a droll.