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Related to horselaugh: laugh loudly, guffaw


 (hôrs′lăf′, -läf′)
n. Informal
A loud coarse laugh; a guffaw.
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(ˈhɔrsˌlæf, -ˌlɑf)

a loud, coarse laugh.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horselaugh - a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
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"Mirth," he wrote, "is necessary to wisdom, to comfort, above all, to happiness." Elsewhere he noted that "one good horselaugh is worth 10,000 syllogisms." Although he may be best remembered for his savage yet always delightful mockery, he was a serious thinker whose thought was informed by a deep, lifelong skepticism.
The trouble is that this widespread presupposition about remembering is seriously flawed, but to challenge it goes so violently against the dominant paradigm of present thinking that to suggest it is wrong is simply to ask for instant dismissal, accompanied by a stupendous horselaugh from just about everyone.
I remember the prediction got a horselaugh from some of the self-styled martial artists of the day.