from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Foolish; absurd; ridiculous; inclined to incessant merriment or laughter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the town of Abdera or its inhabitants; resembling or recalling in some way the philosopher Democritus of Abdera (see Abderite); hence, given to incessant or continued laughter.


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


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  • Let laughter be frequent and clarion.
    Fear not to be thought a vulgarian.
    In those happy peals
    Is the one balm that heals.
    The wise man is truly abderian.

    October 14, 2014

  • JM loves his work with the Abderians – what a hoot!

    August 9, 2009

  • More specifically, it means that one is given to excessive or incessant idiotic laughter.

    July 20, 2009

  • Heehee.

    October 2, 2007

  • Cute play on words!

    This means that one is given to excessive or incessant laughter.

    October 2, 2007

  • Hahaha! Oh...sorry. Guess that was foolish. ;->

    September 24, 2007