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  • adj. Not jovial, being one who does not laugh.

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Examples

  • It is but one step from being agelastic to misogelastic, and the [Greek text which cannot be reproduced], the laughter-hating, soon learns to dignify his dislike as an objection in morality.

    Complete Short Works of George Meredith

  • Well, the agelastic sap is trying his best to be a wit, and I say give him a pass.

    The Patriot Post

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  • Agelastic also means never laughing, morose, severe (Oxford English Dictionary).

    July 24, 2011

  • See also agelast.

    November 17, 2008

  • Not the stuff of pensioner girdles.

    November 16, 2008

  • Enjoying a "mini-boom in popularity" at the moment, at least according to WWW, although Google still only yields 700 instances, including this one up near the top.

    November 16, 2008