risible

[ riz-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈrɪz ə bəl /

adjective

causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
pertaining to or connected with laughing.

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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 FROM risible

un·ris·i·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for risible

risible
/ (ˈrɪzɪbəl) /

adjective

having a tendency to laugh
causing laughter; ridiculous

Derived forms of risible

risibly, adverb

Word Origin for risible

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