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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sound expressive of doubt or contempt.

Usage examples (33)
  • "humph" -- not that he doubted the truth of the Word, but that he doubted its applicability on the present occasion.
  • The good-wife with a "humph" and a sigh forsook the battle,
  • The Doctor answered my inquiry with a non-committal "humph" of the most professional sort.
  • She pointed to the companionway for him to take the board to his commander and with another "humph" he stomped off. for more
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