Definition of Absurd in English :

Define Absurd in English

Absurd meaning in English

Meaning of Absurd in English

Pronunciation of Absurd in English

Absurd pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of absurd


1. absurd, the absurd

a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

Example Sentences:
'The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth'


2. absurd

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

Example Sentences:
'the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant'

3. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous

incongruous;inviting ridicule

Example Sentences:
'the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework'
'that's a cockeyed idea'
'ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer'
'a contribution so small as to be laughable'
'it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion'
'a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history'
'her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absurd
at variance with reason; manifestly false
ludicrous; ridiculous
3.  the absurd

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see synonyms of absurd
so clearly untrue or unreasonable as to be laughable or ridiculous

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see synonyms of absurd
a. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate: an absurd request.
b. Impossible to take seriously; silly: a character who goes through many absurd adventures. See Synonyms at foolish.
2. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
3. Of or relating to absurdism.
The condition or state in which humans exist in an absurd universe, without meaning or purpose. Used chiefly with the.

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