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 Dictionary entry overview: What does risible mean? 

RISIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective RISIBLE has 1 sense:

1. arousing or provoking laughter

  Familiarity information: RISIBLE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RISIBLE (adjective)

Sense 1risible [BACK TO TOP]


Arousing or provoking laughter


comic; comical; funny; risible; amusing; laughable; mirthful

Context examples:

an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls / an amusing fellow / a comic hat / a comical look of surprise / funny stories that made everybody laugh / a very funny writer / it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much / a mirthful experience / risible courtroom antics


humorous; humourous (full of or characterized by humor)

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