from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the town of Abdera or its inhabitants; resembling or recalling in some way the philosopher Democritus of Abdera (see
Abderite); hence, given to incessant or continued laughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.
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- adjective Foolish;
absurd; ridiculous; inclined to incessant merriment or laughter.
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From Abderian, from Abdera (the town in Thrace where Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher, lived) + -ian.
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