abderian

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Etymology[edit]

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

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abderian (comparative more abderian, superlative most abderian)

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

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  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