Meaning & Definition of Absurd in English
1. A situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
- "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--albert camus
- absurd ,
- the absurd
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
- 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"
- absurd ,
- cockeyed ,
- derisory ,
- idiotic ,
- laughable ,
- ludicrous ,
- nonsensical ,
- preposterous ,
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.