risibility

[ riz-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌrɪz əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural ris·i·bil·i·ties.

Often risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.

Nearby words

  1. rise to the bait,
  2. rise to the occasion,
  3. risen,
  4. riser,
  5. rishi,
  6. risible,
  7. rising,
  8. rising action,
  9. rising damp,
  10. rising diphthong

Origin of risibility

From the Late Latin word rīsibilitās, dating back to 1610–20. See risible, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for risibility

risibility

/ (ˌrɪzɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a tendency to laugh
hilarity; laughter
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