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Words used to describe laughter and laughs

brittle

adjective

a brittle laugh or smile does not show real humour or happiness

humorless

the American spelling of humourless

humourless

adjective

a humourless smile or laugh expresses no pleasure

laughingly

adverb

in a way that shows you think something is silly

laughingly

adverb

if you do something laughingly, you laugh as you do it

mirthless

adjective

a mirthless smile or laugh expresses feelings such as anger or sadness

mocking

adjective

showing that you think someone or something is stupid

jeering

adjective

mirthful

adjective

mirthfully

adverb

mirthlessly

adverb

mockingly

adverb

a hollow laugh

a laugh that sounds sad rather than happy or sincere

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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