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English adjective: absurd

1. absurd inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense


SamplesThe absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant.


Similarillogical, unlogical


Antonymslogical

2. absurd incongruous;inviting ridicule


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous


Similarfoolish


Antonymswise


English noun: absurd

1. absurd (state) a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless


SamplesThe absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.


Synonymsthe absurd


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs









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