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Risibile

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Rísible. adj. [risible, Fr. risibilis, Lat.]

  1. Having the faculty or power of laughing.

    We are in a merry world, laughing is our business; as if because it has been made the definition of man, that he is risible, his manhood consisted in nothing else. Gov. of Tongue.

  2. Ridiculous; exciting laughter.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89)

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