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risible

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adjective ris·i·ble \ˈri-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of risible

  • : deserving to be laughed at : very silly or unreasonable

Full Definition of risible

  1. 1 a :  capable of laughing b :  disposed to laugh

  2. 2 :  arousing or provoking laughter; especially :  laughable

  3. 3 :  associated with, relating to, or used in laughter <risible muscles>

ris·i·bly play \-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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