Definition of risible in English:

risible

Syllabification: ris·i·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈrizəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

risibility

Pronunciation: /ˌrizəˈbilətē/
noun
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  • It is because their work is not so much literature as an insider's joke, and most serious readers don't read for risibility, but sensibility.
  • And contemplate the risibility of the prospect of individuals with a role in these outrages ending up on a press council to sit in judgment on working journalists!
  • We must commend the kindness of the Review Board in sparing their co-workers the embarrassment of having their risibility enshrined in a document of record.

risibly

adverb
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  • What is being suggested is risibly impractical.
  • Almost risibly, pundits would regularly suggest ‘a spell in the army… to give them some discipline ’, as the solution.
  • His performances suggest he was doing something that wasn't acting at all - it was either vastly superior or risibly inferior to what other actors might do.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'inclined to laughter'): from late Latin risibilis, from Latin ris- 'laughed', from the verb ridere.

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