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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: risibilis, from Latin ridere 'to laugh'

risible

adjective
     
ris‧i‧ble formal
something that is risible is so stupid that it deserves to be laughed at:
a risible suggestion
risibility noun [uncountable]

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