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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.

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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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