Rebarbative, adj.

Tending to irritate; repellent

“He became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful” (Robert Craft).


Risible, adj.

  1. Relating to laughter or used in eliciting laughter.
  2. Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
  3. Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.

Ann Coulter pokes fun at the name of a Supreme Court case while taking aim atSandra Day O’Connors’ judicial record:

“Thus, in the recent sodomy case Lawrence v. Texas, which overruled an earlier case that had found no constitutional right to sodomy (risibly titled Bowers v. Hardwick), O’Connor specifically cited criticism of Bowers as a reason to overrule it.”


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