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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.absurdly - in an absurd manner or to an absurd degreeabsurdly - in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree; "an absurdly rich young woman"
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absurdly

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Translations
بِسَخَافَة، بِصُورَة مُضْحِكَة
absurdněnesmyslně
meningsløst
képtelenül
fáránlega
absurdne
anlamsız derecede

absurdly

[əbˈsɜːdlɪ] ADV [long, complicated] → absurdamente, ridículamente
they were all laughing absurdlytodos se estaban riendo de una forma ridícula
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absurdly

[æbˈsɜːrdli] adv (= ridiculously) [low, high, expensive, simple] → ridiculement; [young, optimistic] → ridiculement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

absurdly

adv behave, reactabsurd; fast, rich, expensive etcunsinnig; he suggested very absurdlyer machte absurderweise den Vorschlag, …
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absurdly

[əbˈsɜːdlɪ] adv (see adj) → assurdamente, in modo ridicolo
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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References in classic literature ?
For there was never proud man thought so absurdly well of himself, as the lover doth of the person loved; and therefore it was well said, That it is impossible to love, and to be wise.
Moving very slowly, and rearing absurdly high over each wave, the little boat was now approaching a white crescent of sand.
On the night before the assault on Seringapatam, he was absurdly angry with me, and with others, for treating the whole thing as a fable.
But this little plot died at its birth, for that very minute the threatened couple arose, and went out arm in arm, apparently as absurdly happy as two young people can be.
It seemed as though the Priests had no choice between submission and extermination; when suddenly the course of events was completely changed by one of those picturesque incidents which Statesmen ought never to neglect, often to anticipate, and sometimes perhaps to originate, because of the absurdly disproportionate power with which they appeal to the sympathies of the populace.
He pretended rather absurdly to be a seaman himself and was already credited with an ill-defined and vaguely illegal enterprise in the Gulf of Mexico.
He regained his feet, absurdly bristled the hair on his shoulders and absurdly growled his high disdain of these lesser, two-legged things that came and went and obeyed the wills of great, white-skinned, two-legged gods such as Skipper and Mister Haggin.
Now, to any one not fully acquainted with the ways of the leviathans, it might seem an absurdly hopeless task thus to seek out one solitary creature in the unhooped oceans of this planet.
They go the length of declaring that this honest creature would do anything for money, that the HISPANIOLA belonged to him, and that he sold it me absurdly high--the most transparent calumnies.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
"Because you are built as absurdly as a jumping-jack," sneered the horse, rolling his knotty eyes in a vicious manner.
He has a big, loose-jointed figure with absurdly long legs.