risible
[ riz-uh-buhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
mid 16th century (in the sense ‘inclined to laughter’); from late Latin risibilis, from Latin ris- ‘laughed’, from the verb ridere
Synonyms
    1.
  • amusing
  • comical
  • funny
    2.
  • funny
  • sanguine
Antonyms
    1.
  • killjoy
    2.
  • serious
Definition
1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous
2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh
Examples
1. A) The comedian's reputation rose as their risible style gained prominence. B) He wasn't trying to be risible, however, they kept laughing at his ideas.
2. A) She was an extremely risible person, sometimes even falling out of her chair in giggles. B) He had a risible attitude so he naturally became a hit at the party.
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