☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday Word: Abderian

ab·de·ri·an [ˈab¦dirēən]:
origin: an allusion to Democritus, "The Laughing Philosopher" from Abdera, city of ancient Thrace= Abdēra + -ian

The Joker, Goofy, Schmedley, and possibly an annoying coworker or family member all have one thing in common -- they laugh incessantly, so much so that it's foolish, for they are no longer reacting to actual stimuli, it's more of a knee-jerk response; absurd; inclined to compulsive merriment.

example: Based on the abderian laughter emanating from the kitchen, we knew mother had been at the cooking sherry again.

Tags: a, adjective, greek, wordsmith: theidolhands

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