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absurd


I - noun
a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
- "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
Syn:
the absurd
Hypernyms:
situation, state of affairs

II - adjective
1. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense (Freq. 7)
- "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
Similar to:
illogical, unlogical
Derivationally related forms:
absurdity, absurdness
2. incongruous;
inviting ridicule (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous,
nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
Similar to:
foolish
Derivationally related forms:
ridiculousness (for: ridiculous), deride (for: derisory), absurdity, absurdness

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