What does absurdity mean?

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"

Wiktionary

  1. absurditynoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested probably in 1472.

  2. absurditynoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested probably in 1472.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absurditynoun

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

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

  2. Absurditynoun

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

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

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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. 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.

  2. European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    This is perhaps something for domestic politics. It's a career plan, a Plan C for Mr Varoufakis, everything done in a dilettante way is an absurdity.

  3. Ambrose Bierce:

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

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

  5. Vladimir Putins:

    Neither the authorities nor any groups of citizens have the right to violate the law and carry the situation to the point of absurdity or cause scuffles with the authorities, this is against the law, and all who committed these violations have to be held accountable under the Russian law.

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