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a disposition to laugh

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In his essay on Restoration and eighteenth-century farce, Leo Hughes stated that "[t]he chief, even the exclusive, business of farce is to stimulate the risibilities of the audience" (1959: 19).
The effect of the Negro's wit upon the risibilities of the General and Mr.
Anyone], Indian or white, who can tickle the risibilities of the Saulteaux is socially popular.
The sight excited my risibilities to such an extent that I narrowly escaped arrest.
Babies will laugh at sudden movements or changes in expression, indicating that breaks in the sequences of behavior can tickle the risibilities.