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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.

risible

(ˈrɪzɪbəl)
adj
1. having a tendency to laugh
2. causing laughter; ridiculous
[C16: from Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīdēre to laugh]
ˈrisibly adv

ris•i•ble

(ˈrɪz ə bəl)

adj.
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.
[1550–60; < Late Latin rīsibilis that can laugh < Latin rīs(us), past participle of rīdēre to laugh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.risible - arousing or provoking laughterrisible - arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

risible

adjective (Formal) ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable, farcical, funny, amusing, absurd, hilarious, humorous, comical, droll, side-splitting, rib-tickling (informal) His claim is risible for its patent untruth.

risible

adjective
Translations

risible

[ˈrɪzɪbl] ADJrisible

risible

adj (liter: = laughable) → lächerlich, lachhaft
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