risibility

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ris·i·ble

 (rĭz′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Relating to laughter or used in eliciting laughter.
2. Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
3. Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.

[Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīsus, past participle of rīdēre, to laugh.]

ris′i·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
ris′i·bly adv.

risibility

(ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a tendency to laugh
2. hilarity; laughter

ris•i•bil•i•ty

(ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness.
2. laughter.

risibility

1. the ability or disposition to laugh.
2. a humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.
3. laughter.
See also: Laughter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.risibility - a disposition to laugh
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
Translations

risibility

[ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nrisibilidad f

risibility

n (liter: = disposition) → Lachlust f
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That it excited the risibilities of even the most cynical need scarcely be stated.
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