Definition of risibility
1 : laughter
2 : the ability or inclination to laugh —often used in plural our risibilities support us as we skim over the surface of a deep issue — J. A. Pike
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His great talent was to take tiny grains of information in reports and proposals, repackage them as official European policy and present them as part of a broad narrative about Brussels’s risibility.
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