absurd, the absurd(adj)
a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
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
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)
"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"
That which is absurd.
The opposition between the human search for meaning in life and the inability to find any; The state or condition in which man exists in an irrational universe and his life has no meaning outside of his existence.
Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous.
Having no rational or orderly relationship to man's life; meaningless; lacking order or value.
Origin: * First attested in 1557.
contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream
"Absurd" is a single by the English electronic music band Fluke. The single has made many soundtrack appearances, including Sin City, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wipeout, NFL Quarterback Club '99, Enter the Matrix, Spaced, and a Ribena commercial as well as an episode of the 2008 NBC series Knight Rider. The song had been used in one of FIFA Games too, World Cup '98. This song has also been the theme tune to Sky Sports Ford Monday Night Football since 1997, making a re-appearance as the theme tune in 2010. The song features an unauthorised and uncredited sample from Lesley Beech.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab-surd′, adj. obviously unreasonable or false: ridiculous.—ns. Absurd′ity, Absurd′ness, the quality of being absurd: anything absurd.—adv. Absurd′ly. [L. absurdus—ab, from, surdus, harsh-sounding, deaf.]
The numerical value of absurd in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of absurd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life in Thailand is growing more absurd by the day.
Apple was awarded Samsung's total profits on those (Samsung) phones, which was absurd.
What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
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Translations for absurd
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- безсмислен, нелепост, нелеп, абсурд, абсурденBulgarian
- absurdCatalan, Valencian
- absurd, absurditetDanish
- mõttetu, absurdneEstonian
- absurdi, järjetönFinnish
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- abszurd, abszurdumHungarian
- 馬鹿らしい, 馬鹿, 愚鈍, 愚かJapanese
- absurd, absurdalnyPolish
- absurd, iraționalRomanian
- абсурд, абсурдный, нелепость, нелепыйRussian
- absurd, befängdSwedish
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