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adjective as in humorous

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The latter stages of the film, in which a conspiracy is broadly sketched out, would be wobbly enough without Oliver Stone making JFK out to be some sort of saint—but his soft-soaping of JFK’s management of the Bay of Pigs crisis is risible.

Although the Taken movies are mostly risible, Neeson’s persona connected with audiences and his old-school masculinity inspired more talented filmmakers to seize on his popularity.

It was an absurd case brought under a risible legal theory that was widely mocked even by many outspoken opponents of Obamacare.

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Annual property taxes are risible resembling other states’ monthly bills.

This year introduced a new, risible entry to the cultural lexicon: “The Coachella Diet.”

The argument depends on a number of risible and obviously untrue assumptions.

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.

As recently as 40 years ago the very idea of Scottish independence was considered risible.

Risible, riz′i-bl, adj. capable of exciting laughter: laughable: amusing.

Her exclamations, at his extraordinary appearance, were too much for the risible muscles of the rest of the company.

Toby's breath caught in his throat for a moment, but he stiffened his risible muscle like a man.

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.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to risible, such as: amusing, comical, droll, funny, laughable, and ludicrous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.