GALLOWS HUMOR

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the name that is given to the humour or comical behaviour that is inappropriately displayed at a time of death or disaster. Compare flippancy.

GALLOWS HUMOR: "Gallows humour is not appropriate when it is used."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GALLOWS HUMOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gallows-humor/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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