- rise to the occasion,
- rising action,
- rising damp,
- rising diphthong,
- rising hinge
Origin of risible
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2014|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|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|DAILY BEAST
Funny, but years ago the idea of seatbelts other than in an airplane or tobacco being deadly was 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|Anthony Hope
The whole thing looked so ludicrous that one's risible faculties were tickled.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt
Being a good-humoured fellow, and of a risible nature, the alternations were frequent.Ungava|R.M. Ballantyne
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.