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Abderian

Definition of the adjective Abderian

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adjective

  1. Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.

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Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Names, Nicknames, and Surnames of Persons, Places and Things (1904)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia 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 ...

Google previewBob's Dictionary of Big Words (2016)

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, ...

Google previewAn English dictionary, 1676 (1692)

by Elisha COLES (Lexicographer)

Abderian, Laughter, foclish, incessant laughter. JAbdeviman, Head of the ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie

ABDERIAN 5 ABEIGH Abderian (ab-dé'ri-an), a. [From Abdera, in ...

Google previewDictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language (1817)

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 ...

Google previewAn 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.

Google previewAn English Dictionary.... (1717)

by Elisha Coles

Abderian laughter, foolifh, ineeßara laughter. Abdevinam, head of the ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

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, ...

Google previewChambers'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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