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Risible – disposed to laughter; arousing or provoking laughter

“Humans may love to laugh, but studies show us that we are not the only risible creatures; monkeys, dogs, and even rats love a good laugh.”

Thought for the Day:

“Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.”

– Will Durst



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Abderian – given to laughter, or inclined to incessant or foolish merriment

“I think she was able to bring out his Abderian nature, for when she teased him his eyes lit up and his cheeks puffed out, and it was not long before he was laughing uncontrollably, shaking like jello.”

Thought for the Day:

“… a loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one’s work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.”

– Albert Camus, “The Plague”


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Guffaw – hearty, boisterous laughter.

“Laughed… Not just a giggle or guffaw, but a true, honest, straight from my belly and toes and fingertips, so deep I cried, laugh!

– Jessica of Doehle Bread

Thought for the day

“For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love–this is an old rule.”

– The Dhammapada