English adjective: absurd
|1.||absurd inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense|
|Samples||The absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant.|
|2.||absurd incongruous;inviting ridicule|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous|
English noun: absurd
|1.||absurd (state) a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless|
|Samples||The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.|
|Broader (hypernym)||situation, state of affairs|