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laugh

(laf) [ME. laughen, to laugh]
1. The sound produced by laughing. Synonym: risus
2. To express emotion, usually happiness or mirth, by a series of inarticulate sounds. Typically the mouth is open and a wide smile is present.

sardonic laugh

Risus sardonicus.
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They are in great form and the 125/1 on offer is laughable.
The suggestion that I am in revolt - or any player is in revolt - over new rules is laughable.
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The Bishop said: "Dan Brown is the best writer I've come across in this genre but anyone who knows anything about 1st Century history will see this underlying material is laughable.
But the cultural particularity of the laughable also renders it an ideal source for historians who wish to examine the otherness of systems of cultural meaning distinct from their own.
Constitutional issues aside, the impending parade of bills aimed at protecting specific industries from formerly laughable lawsuits does not exactly inspire confidence in our tort system.
The losers in the great battles for power within the closed confines of corporations jump from their posts with golden parachutes worth millions, while thousands of employees are out on the street with laughable compensation.
l1, the darkest response to that question was laughable compared to the realities the industry now faces.
I hope you find this as laughable as I did and think that's it's worth printing in your newspaper.
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The sustained attack on unnamed critics finally becomes laughable when Girard refers to them as the "academic establishment.