[ riz-uh-buhl ]
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  1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.

  2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.

  1. pertaining to or connected with laughing.

Origin of risible

1550–60; <Late Latin rīsibilis that can laugh, equivalent to Latin rīs(us) (past participle of rīdēre to laugh) + -ibilis-ible

Other words for risible

Other words from risible

  • un·ris·i·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for risible


/ (ˈrɪzɪbəl) /

  1. having a tendency to laugh

  2. causing laughter; ridiculous

Origin of risible

C16: from Late Latin rīsibilis, from Latin rīdēre to laugh

Derived forms of risible

  • risibly, adverb

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