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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousnessnoun

    a message whose content is at variance with reason

  2. absurdity, fatuity, fatuousness, sillinessnoun

    a ludicrous folly

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


  1. absurditynoun

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

  2. absurditynoun

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

  3. Etymology: * First attested probably in 1472.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Absurditynoun

    Etymology: from absurd.

    How clear soever this idea of the infinity of number be, there is nothing more evident than the absurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number. John Locke.

    That satisfaction we receive from the opinion of some preeminence in ourselves, when we see the absurdities of another, or when we reflect on any past absurdities of our own. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 249.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absurditynoun

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

  2. Absurditynoun

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

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

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  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. Bernie Sanders:

    Joe Biden, what are you going to end the absurdity of the United States of America being the only major country on earth where health care is not a human right ? are you really going to veto a' Medicare for All' bill if it is passed in Congress ?

  2. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.

  3. Ellie Kemper:

    The absurdity has only been heightened, and the sincerity has only been thickened, the more we all know each other, the deeper it gets. And that's not to say it gets less funny, because it gets very funny, but there are many more layers coming out.

  4. Ambrose Bierce:

    Absurdity, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

  5. Stanislaw Mocek:

    Were in a fog of legal absurdity.

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