hypergelast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, over) + γελαστής (gelastḗs, laugher), from γελάω (geláō, I laugh).

Noun[edit]

hypergelast (plural hypergelasts)

  1. someone who laughs excessively.
    • 1992, Henry Jenkins, What Made Pistachio Nuts? (Columbia University Press)
      America had become a laughing nation, a country of frivolists and hypergelasts, a culture dangerously out of control.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (someone who laughs excessively): agelast

Synonyms[edit]