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Definition of the adjective Abderian
What does Abderian mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.
- antonym: agelastic
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by Ambrose Bierce
Abderian, Abderian laughter is idle and senseless laughter; so called because Democritus, an idle and senseless philosopher, is said to have been born at Abdera, whence the word was hardly worth importing. Abdest, n. The Mohammedan ...
by Edward Latham
Abderian Laughter. A name given to derisive laughter, from Abdera, Demo- critus' birthplace (v. Laughing Philosopher, The). Abderite, The, v. Laughing Philosopher, The. Abecedarians. A German Anabaptist sect (sixteenth century), led by ...
Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference
ABDERIAN LAUGHTER, foolish and inces. fant laughter, so called from Democritus, the Abderite, the laughing philosopher. ABDERITES, or Abd ERITAN 1, the inhabitants of Abdera. It is reported ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
ABDERIAN Laughter, foolish and incessant laughter, so called from Democritus, the Ab- derite, the laughing philosopher, ABDERITES, or Abderitani, the inhabitants of Abdera. It is reported, that in the reign of Cafiander king of Macedon, they ...
by Robert Sungenis
abderian, adj. given to incessant or foolish laughter (a word originating from Abdera, a city of ancient Thrace, whose people were said to be stupid). abdicate, v. to give up office, power, ...
An English dictionary, 1676 (1692)
by Elisha COLES (Lexicographer)
•Abderian, Laughter, foclish, incessant laughter. JAbdeviman, Head of the ...
A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie
ABDERIAN 5 ABEIGH Abderian (ab-dé'ri-an), a. [From Abdera, in ...
by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)
sardonic or sardonian laughter, so named from the herb sardonia, which is said to produce this effect; involuntary and convulsive laughter, sardiasis; foolish and incessant laughter, is called Abderian ...
An English Dictionary: explaining the difficult terms that are used in divinity, husbandry, physick ... Containing many thousands of hard words ... Together with the etymological derivation of them from their proper fountains, etc (1676)
„Abderian Laughter, foolish , inceffant laughter. „Abdeviitam. Head of the twelfth Manfion in Astrology. Abdi, b.
An English Dictionary.... (1717)
by Elisha Coles
Abderian laughter, foolifh, ineeßara laughter. Abdevinam, head of the ...
The Royal English Dictionary ... The Fourth Edition Improved; to which are Added, the Lives of Several Eminent Modern Writers (1771)
by Daniel Fenning
ABDERIAN, Adj. [from Abdera] Abde. rian laugíter, by medical writers, used to de rote incestant laughter, in allusion to that of Democritus of Abdera, who always laughed at the rollies of mankind. ABDE'ST, S. [Arab.} a kind of ablution, ...
The Royal English Dictionary; Or, A Treasury of the English Language ... To which is Prefixed, A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Tongue ... The Third Edition Improved (1768)
by Daniel Fenning
ABDERIAN, Adj. [srom Abzsrra] Abdzrim' long/Sir', by medical writers, used to denote inceii'ant laughter, in allusion to that os Demorritus osAbdera, who always laughed nt the sallies of mankind. APDE'ST, S. [13.th a kind os ablution, ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
ABDERIAN LAUGHTER, foolish ami incessant laughter, so called from Democritus, the Ab- derite, the laughing philosopher. ABDERITES, or Abderitani, the inhabitants of Abdera. It is reported, that in the reign of Cassander king of Macedon, ...
Chambers's English Dictionary, Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological, with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c (1893)
by William Chambers
ABDERIAN, ab-dé'ri-an, adj. Given to laughter. [From Abdera in Thrace, the native place of the philosopher Democritus (born about 470 B.C.), who is represented as continually laughing at human follies.] ABDICANT, ab'di-kant, adj. Abdicating ...
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