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What does "Absurd" mean?


(a.) Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream (n.) An absurdity

Synonyms ludicrous, incongruous, preposterous, ridiculous, foolish, nonsensical, derisory, illogical, unreasonable, unlogical

Example: "The absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant- Walter Lippman" Example: "The absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"

Word Family absurder, absurdest, absurdities, absurdity, absurdly, absurdness