smieklīgums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From smieklīgs (funny, ridiculous) +‎ -ums (with smieklīgs from smiekls (laugh, laughter) +‎ -īgs).

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Noun[edit]

smieklīgums m (1st declension)

  1. funniness, humorousness (the quality of that which is funny, humorous)
    abi vecie strīdējušies līdz smieklīgumam — the two old pepole (had) argued to the point of humorousness, risibility
    Valentīna ir līdz smieklīgumam stulba; viņas nejēdzīgās atbildes stundās izsauc klasē smieklu šaltis — Valentīna is stupid o the point of risibility, absurdity; her stupid answers caused bursts of laughter in class
  2. ridiculousness, strangeness, oddity
    vecā lielmāte saprata, kādu varoņdarbu Ilona gadiem bija darījusi, vīra dullumu, smieklīgumu gudri noslēpdama — the old landlady understood what a feat Ilona had done all those years, wisely hiding (her) husband's foolishness, ridiculousness

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