causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
pertaining to or connected with laughing.
- un·ris·i·ble, adjective
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How to use risible in a sentence
The latter stages of the film, in which a conspiracy is broadly sketched out, would be wobbly enough without Oliver Stone making JFK out to be some sort of saint—but his soft-soaping of JFK’s management of the Bay of Pigs crisis is risible.Oliver Stone’s Crackpot JFK Conspiracy Movie Is a Hilarious, Head-Spinning Mess | Caspar Salmon | July 12, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Although the Taken movies are mostly risible, Neeson’s persona connected with audiences and his old-school masculinity inspired more talented filmmakers to seize on his popularity.The surprisingly durable second act of Liam Neeson | Scott Tobias | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
It was an absurd case brought under a risible legal theory that was widely mocked even by many outspoken opponents of Obamacare.The Supreme Court shut down an attack on Obamacare in the most dismissive way possible | Ian Millhiser | June 17, 2021 | Vox
Annual property taxes are risible resembling other states’ monthly bills.Lovely, little Delaware — long famous for corporations, chickens and credit cards — is ready for its big moment | Karen Heller | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
This year introduced a new, risible entry to the cultural lexicon: “The Coachella Diet.”Coachella, Oasis For Douchebags and Trust Fund Babies, Should Be Avoided At All Costs | Marlow Stern | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The argument depends on a number of risible and obviously untrue assumptions.Single Mothers Are Not America’s Real Welfare Queens | Amanda Marcotte | January 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His essay was considered so risible that few even bothered trying to argue with it.
His stature with the French public has sunk from rising star to risible lecher.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France | Christopher Dickey | December 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As recently as 40 years ago the very idea of Scottish independence was considered risible.
risible, riz′i-bl, adj. capable of exciting laughter: laughable: amusing.
Her exclamations, at his extraordinary appearance, were too much for the risible muscles of the rest of the company.Manners, Vol 2 of 3 | Frances Brooke
Toby's breath caught in his throat for a moment, but he stiffened his risible muscle like a man.Mammon and Co. | E. F. Benson
Humor operates from within, with its slow and prolonged excitation of your risible soul.
Man is the only risible animal: risibility may be said, therefore, to be his distinguishing mark.
British Dictionary definitions for risible
having a tendency to laugh
causing laughter; ridiculous
- risibly, adverb
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