238. Laughter


See also 213. HUMOR .

Abderian
relating to foolish or excessive laughter. [Allusion to Democritus, the laughing philosopher, born in Abdero.]
cachinnation
raucous laughter; loud whinnying.
geloscopy, gelotoscopy
a form of divination that determines a person’s character or future from the way he laughs.
jocundity
the quality or condition of being merry or cheerful. — jocund , adj .
katagelophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of ridicule.
risibility
1. the ability or disposition to laugh.
2. a humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd.
3. laughter.

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