What does absurd mean?

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æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrdab·surd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, the absurdadjective

    a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

    "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus

  2. absurdadjective

    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

  3. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. absurdnoun

    An absurdity.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1557.

  2. absurdnoun

    That which is absurd.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1557.

  3. absurdnoun

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1557.

  4. absurdadjective

    Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1557.

  5. absurdadjective

    Having no rational or orderly relationship to man's life; meaningless; lacking order or value.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1557.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absurdadjective

    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

  2. Absurdnoun

    an absurdity

Freebase

  1. Absurd

    "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

  1. Absurd

    ab-surd′, adj. obviously unreasonable or false: ridiculous.—ns. Absurd′ity, Absurd′ness, the quality of being absurd: anything absurd.—adv. Absurd′ly. [L. absurdusab, from, surdus, harsh-sounding, deaf.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absurd in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absurd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of absurd in a Sentence

  1. Jason Chaffetz:

    This is totally unacceptable and absurd.

  2. Matteo Renzi:

    It's absurd not to use common sense.

  3. De Blasio:

    Its absurd, its ludicrous. And actually, frankly, in Swalwells case, its actually funny. they should begin impeachmentproceedings.We can no longer accept thenotion of a president who openlyinvites interference in ourelection.

  4. Donald Trump:

    His rhetoric is a little louder but, if you think about where he was six months ago, his position on immigration six months ago was nothing like what he's saying now. And even what he's saying now borders on the absurd, he's going to deport all these people and then he's going to allow back in the ones that are good. His plan makes no sense.

  5. Sarah Malone:

    It is absurd that valuable parliamentary time is being wasted debating a matter raised as part of the American presidential election, for the UK to consider banning someone who made a statement in America, about American borders during a U.S. election campaign is ridiculous.

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