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risible

[riz-uh-buh l] /ˈrɪz ə bəl/
adjective
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.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Late Latin rīsibilis that can laugh, equivalent to Latin rīs(us) (past participle of rīdēre to laugh) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
unrisible, adjective
Synonyms
1. funny, humorous, comical.
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British Dictionary definitions for un risible

risible

/ˈrɪzɪbəl/
adjective
1.
having a tendency to laugh
2.
causing laughter; ridiculous
Derived Forms
risibly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīdēre to laugh
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Word Origin and History for un risible

risible

adj.

1550s, "given to laughter," from Middle French risible (14c.) and directly from Late Latin risibilis "laughable, able to laugh," from Latin risus, past participle of ridere "to laugh." Meaning "capable of exciting laughter, comical" is from 1727.

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