Be tempted by or react to an enticement, as in We told him there’d be lots of single young women at the party, and he rose to the bait. Likening a fish rising to bait to human behavior dates from the late 1500s.
adjective 1. (of an act) characterized by or of the nature of rioting or a disturbance of the peace. 2. (of a person) inciting or taking part in a riot. 3. given to or marked by unrestrained revelry; loose; wanton: riotous living. 4. boisterous or uproarious: riotous laughter. 5. hilariously funny. adjective 1. proceeding from […]
noun 1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets. 2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their […]
noun, plural risibilities. 1. Often, risibilities. the ability or disposition to laugh; humorous awareness of the ridiculous and absurd. 2. laughter. noun (pl) -ties 1. a tendency to laugh 2. hilarity; laughter
adjective 1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous. 2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh. 3. pertaining to or connected with laughing. adjective 1. having a tendency to laugh 2. causing laughter; ridiculous