abderian

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Abderian, from Abdera (the town in Thrace where Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher, lived) +‎ -ian.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abderian (comparative more abderian, superlative most abderian)

  1. Foolish; absurd; ridiculous; inclined to incessant merriment or laughter.
    an abderian temperament

AntonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • abderite

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2
Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 00:33