He was an able, terse, forcible speaker, master of bitter sarcasm, irony, stinging ridicule, and, less often used, good-humoured wit.
Yet, in spite of all, his jovial disposition and good-humoured cynicism saved him from unpopularity, and rendered his death an occasion of mourning.
In general, the people are lively, good-humoured and ready-witted, fond of pleasure, lazy and extremely superstitious.
He is a rough, kind, good-humoured being in the Iliad.
It is a good-humoured satire upon marriage, the devil being forced to admit that hell itself is preferable to his wife's company.