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ab·surd

 (əb-sûrd′, -zûrd′)
adj.
1.
a. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate: an absurd request.
b. Impossible to take seriously; silly: a character who goes through many absurd adventures. See Synonyms at foolish.
2. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
3. Of or relating to absurdism.
n.
The condition or state in which humans exist in an absurd universe, without meaning or purpose. Used chiefly with the.

[Latin absurdus, out of tune, absurd : ab-, intensive pref.; see ab-1 + surdus, deaf, muffled.]

ab·surd′i·ty (-sûr′dĭ-tē, -zûr′-), ab·surd′ness n.
ab·surd′ly adv.

absurd

(əbˈsɜːd)
adj
1. at variance with reason; manifestly false
2. ludicrous; ridiculous
n
(Philosophy) the absurd (sometimes capital) philosophy the conception of the world, esp in Existentialist thought, as neither designed nor predictable but irrational and meaningless
[C16: via French from Latin absurdus dissonant, senseless, from ab-1 (intensive) + surdus dull-sounding, indistinct]
abˈsurdity, abˈsurdness n
abˈsurdly adv

ab•surd

(æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrd)

adj.
1. utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false.
n.
2. the absurd, the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world.
[1550–60; < Latin absurdus out of tune, uncouth, ridiculous. See ab-, surd]
ab•surd′ly, adv.
ab•surd′ness, n.
syn: absurd, ridiculous, preposterous all mean inconsistent with reason or common sense. absurd means utterly opposed to truth or reason: an absurd claim. ridiculous implies that something is fit only to be laughed at, perhaps contemptuously: a ridiculous suggestion. preposterous implies an extreme of foolishness: a preposterous proposal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absurd - a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
Adj.1.absurd - inconsistent with reason or logic or common senseabsurd - 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
illogical, unlogical - lacking in correct logical relation
2.absurd - 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"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

absurd

absurd

adjective
Translations
سَخِيفسَخِيف، مُنَاف لِلعَقْل، مُضْحِك
absurdnínesmyslný
absurdmeningsløsurimelig
järjetön
apsurdan
fáránlegur
ばかげた愚かな愚鈍馬鹿馬鹿らしい
불합리한
absurdasabsurdiškaiabsurdiškasabsurdiškumasnesąmonė
absurdssmieklīgs
absurdiraţional
absurdný
absurdenneumen
absurd
ไร้สาระ
ngớ ngẩn

absurd

[əbˈsɜːd]
A. ADJ [idea, plan] → absurdo; [appearance] → ridículo
don't be absurd!¡no digas tonterías!
how absurd!¡qué ridículo!
you look absurd in that hatcon ese sombrero estás ridículo
B. N the absurdel absurdo
the theatre of the absurdel teatro del absurdo

absurd

[æbˈsɜːrd]
adj (= ridiculous) → absurde
that's absurd! → c'est absurde!
n
(gen) the absurd → l'absurde
(LITERATURE) the absurd → l'absurde

absurd

adjabsurd; don’t be absurd!sei nicht albern; if you think that, you’re just being absurddu bist ja nicht recht bei Trost, wenn du das glaubst; what an absurd waste of time!so eine blödsinnige Zeitverschwendung!; the management is being absurd againdas Management spielt mal wieder verrückt (inf); theatre of the absurdabsurdes Theater

absurd

[əbˈsɜːd] adjassurdo/a; (appearance, hat) → ridicolo/a

absurd

(əbˈsəːd) adjective
unreasonable or ridiculous. These demands are absolutely absurd.
abˈsurdly adverb
abˈsurdity (plural abˈsurdities) noun
abˈsurdness noun

absurd

سَخِيف absurdní absurd absurd παράλογος absurdo järjetön absurde apsurdan assurdo ばかげた 불합리한 absurd absurd absurdalny absurdo абсурдный absurd ไร้สาระ saçma ngớ ngẩn 荒唐的

absurd

a. absurdo-a; ridículo-a.
References in classic literature ?
It is absurd, you see, to try to tell what was inside the old writer as he lay on his high bed and listened to the fluttering of his heart.
It embarrassed her; for in a cooler, quieter moment it appeared to her, absurd that she should have taken his action so seriously, so dramatically.
It was all quite absurd and most embarrassing, but inwardly Mr.
Up and down and sideways they crawl, and those absurd, unblinking eyes are everywhere.
After all, why should she add to her other real disappointments by taking this absurd creature seriously?
This impalpable claim, therefore, resulted in nothing more solid than to cherish, from generation to generation, an absurd delusion of family importance, which all along characterized the Pyncheons.
In answer to this query, a rumour gained ground -- and however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people -- that Heaven had wrought an absolute miracle, by transporting an eminent Doctor of Physic from a German university bodily through the air and setting him down at the door of Mr.
There was Queequeg, now, certainly entertaining the most absurd notions about Yojo and his Ramadan; --but what of that?
So man's insanity is heaven's sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.
He was wonderfully proud of little Antanas; he was curious about all the details of him--the washing and the dressing and the eating and the sleeping of him, and asked all sorts of absurd questions.
He thought it absurd, after he had reformed, and altered, and improved everywhere, to suit my notions, that I still remained unsatisfied.
If we look at it in another way, we see how absurd it is: if I had an anvil in me would I prize it?