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1. A philosophy, often translated into art forms, holding that humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe and that any search for order by them will bring them into direct conflict with this universe: "True absurdism is not less but more real than reality" (John Simon).
2. An act or instance of the ridiculous: "This strained conceit never quite locates screen equivalents for the stage absurdisms" (Village Voice).
ab·surd′ist adj. & n.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a play or other work) showing the absurdity of some aspect of society or human behaviour
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a writer in the absurdist genre
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adj (Liter, Theat) → absurd
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