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Meaning & Definition of Absurd in English

English

Absurd

/əbsərd/

noun

1. A situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

  • "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--albert camus
    synonym:
  • absurd
  • ,
  • the absurd

adjective

1. Inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

  • "The absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- walter lippman
    synonym:
  • absurd

2. Incongruous

  • Inviting ridicule
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • absurd
  • ,
  • cockeyed
  • ,
  • derisory
  • ,
  • idiotic
  • ,
  • laughable
  • ,
  • ludicrous
  • ,
  • nonsensical
  • ,
  • preposterous
  • ,
  • ridiculous

Examples of using

It's almost as absurd as building a nuclear reactor inside a castle.
Many great scientists had thought about absurd things.
The wish to talk to God is absurd. We cannot talk to one we cannot comprehend.