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risible


adjective

  1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
  2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
  3. pertaining to or connected with laughing.

adjective

  1. having a tendency to laugh
  2. causing laughter; ridiculous
adj.

1550s, “given to laughter,” from Middle French risible (14c.) and directly from Late Latin risibilis “laughable, able to laugh,” from Latin risus, past participle of ridere “to laugh.” Meaning “capable of exciting laughter, comical” is from 1727.

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