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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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absurd

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absurd

adjective
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

absurd

[æbˈsɜːrd]
adj (= ridiculous) → absurde
that's absurd! → c'est absurde!
n
(gen) the absurd → l'absurde
(LITERATURE) the absurd → l'absurde
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

absurd

[əbˈsɜːd] adjassurdo/a; (appearance, hat) → ridicolo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

absurd

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

a. absurdo-a; ridículo-a.
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