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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abderian Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abderian 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Abdera, a town in Thrace, of which place Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher, was a native