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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The jokes of Richard never failed of exciting risibility, for he uniformly did honor to his own wit; and he enjoyed a hearty laugh on the present occasion, while Mr.
As victims of decades of corruption in high places, we are still able to laugh at our state of risibility.
I meant to say that, exactly 50 years ago, the Summer of Love was ablossom, and, although you can laughhere is where I lost trackyou ought not to suppose that every absurdity was altogether risible, even if risibility may have been inherent in the scene, and, in its upward slippage or aufhebung into the higher, Die Knospe verschwindet im Hervorbrechen der Blutebut, oh dear, let me try again.
Yet Beethoven's amazing music rises above all this risibility.
Yet their gray progressively darkens in the grip of Nietzschean nonsense and Rousseauesque risibility.
Clarke's penchant for spewing 20 words of dialogue when five will suffice is still in evidence and at least one scene teeters on the brink of risibility for its tearful earnestness.
Clarke's penchant for spewing 20 words of dialogue when five will suffice is still in evidence, and at least one scene teeters on the brink of risibility for its tearful earnestness.
I've been looking for a book titled The Art of Risibility, but it must be out of print, for my search has been futile.
Thus, being a swan does not follow from being a bird, and being female does not follow from being a human being, whereas being risible would follow from the premise of being human since being human logically contains the characteristic of risibility.
Specific topics include critical receptions to the novel in Japan and the West, charting Endo's Catholic literary aesthetic, Silence from a Japanese Buddhist perspective, a Buddhist reading of the blue eyes of Jesus, and risibility as resistance and hidden transcript.
Even though part of the humour that comes from this proverb springs from the violation of morality veiled under an impudence which eggs on the individuals to reap where they do not sow, the other part of the risibility seems to emerge from the repetition of the verb "to grab" which runs in connection with the figure of speech named chiasmus whose function is not solely to bring out the musicality of the proverbs but also its funny aspect.
The dianoetic laugh, in Arsene's words, is the "laugh of laughs, the risus purus," (47), which risibility resists earthly miseries.