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>A person who never laughs.
>One who has no sense of humour.

The humorless agelast comes from the Greek word agélastos (“not laughing, grave, gloomy”), and not, as one might suppose, from the fact that spending any time around such a person feels like it lasts an age. Agélastos in turn comes gelân (“to laugh”), the same word that gives us gelastic (“arousing or provoking laughter”).


>I wouldn’t prank Tony he’s an agelast he’ll be furious.

>I’m not sure is she’s an agelast because she is grumpy or because she’s vain

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