gelastic


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gelastic

(dʒəˈlæstɪk)
adj
(Medicine) relating to or causing laughter

gelastic

1. inclined to laughter.
2. laugh-provoking in conduct or speech.
See also: Behavior
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But beyond the negative hostility in ancient "tragic laughter," identified some years ago by Matthew Dillon, there is a wide variety of gelastic moments in tragedy that lead to many very different effects.
Although the follow up letters have done a fair bit of poking fun, I think it's only proper in this case to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against gelastic arguments.
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Later, it turned out, that he was suffering from a rare form of epileptic episode called gelastic seizure, reports the New York Daily News.
Christopher was born with a rare form of epilepsy known as gelastic epilepsy which causes seizures combined with involuntary and fearful uncontrollable bouts of laughing.
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From birth he has suffered from gelastic epilepsy in which seizures cause uncontrollable bouts of laughing.