What does absurdity mean?

Definitions for absurdity
æbˈsɜr dɪ ti, -ˈzɜr-ab·sur·di·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word absurdity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness(noun)

    a message whose content is at variance with reason

  2. absurdity, fatuity, fatuousness, silliness(noun)

    a ludicrous folly

    "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. absurdity(Noun)

    The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.

  2. absurdity(Noun)

    That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.

  3. Origin: * First attested probably in 1472.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absurdity(noun)

    the quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment

  2. Absurdity(noun)

    that which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction

  3. Origin: [L. absurditas: cf. F. absurdite.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absurdity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absurdity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of absurdity in a Sentence

  1. Tony Nadal:

    I also think about the absurdity of war.

  2. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

  3. Paul Jenkins:

    We're just kind of addressing the absurdity of it, frankly.

  4. Al Franken:

    I had a career in identifying absurdity, and I know it when I see it.

  5. Marcel Proust:

    The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.

Images & Illustrations of absurdity

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