- A person who never laughs
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agelast — /ajˈi last/ noun A person who never laughs ORIGIN: Gr a (privative), and gelaein to laugh • • • agelasˈtic adjective … Useful english dictionary
agelast — noun one who never laughs; a mirthless person Ant: cachinnator, hypergelast … Wiktionary
cachinnator — noun One who laughs loudly and immoderately. Syn: hypergelast Ant: agelast See Also: cachinnate, cachinnation … Wiktionary
hypergelast — noun someone who laughs excessively. America had become a laughing nation, a country of frivolists and hypergelasts, a culture dangerously out of control. Henry Jenkins; What Made Pistachio Nuts?; Columbia University Press; 1992. Syn: cachinnator … Wiktionary
agelastic — agelasˈtic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑agelast * * * † ageˈlastic, a. and n. Obs. [f. Gr. ἀγέλαστ ος (see prec.) + ic.] ‘One that never laughs.’ Cockeram 1626. ‘Never laughing; one who never laughs; morose, severe.’ Bailey 1731 … Useful english dictionary