risible


ris·i·ble

adjective \ˈri-zə-bəl\

: deserving to be laughed at : very silly or unreasonable

Full Definition of RISIBLE

1
a :  capable of laughing
b :  disposed to laugh
2
:  arousing or provoking laughter; especially :  laughable
3
:  associated with, relating to, or used in laughter <risible muscles>
ris·i·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of RISIBLE

  1. The suggestion was downright risible.
  2. <a risible comment that made the whole class laugh>

Origin of RISIBLE

Late Latin risibilis, from Latin risus, past participle of ridēre to laugh
First Known Use: 1557

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