Origin of risible
Synonyms for risible
Examples from the Web for risible
Contemporary Examples of risible
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
April 12, 2014
The argument depends on a number of risible and obviously untrue assumptions.Single Mothers Are Not America’s Real Welfare Queens
January 10, 2014
His essay was considered so risible that few even bothered trying to argue with it.In Defense of Jonathan Franzen
September 26, 2013
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
December 11, 2012
Funny, but years ago the idea of seatbelts other than in an airplane or tobacco being deadly was risible.Stop Indulging, America
October 24, 2009
Historical Examples of risible
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.
Passing to other fields of life: "Risible—Doctor gives up hope."Second String
The whole thing looked so ludicrous that one's risible faculties were tickled.British Secret Service During the Great War
Being a good-humoured fellow, and of a risible nature, the alternations were frequent.Ungava
Word Origin for risible
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.