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definition of the word absurd

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Latin absurdus (discordant, unreasonable), from ab + surdus (deaf). Probably derived from the root svar, to sound; not connected with surd: compare French absurde.

absurd (comparative absurder or more absurd, superlative absurdest or most absurd)


absurder or more absurd

absurdest or most absurd

  1. Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous.
    • This proffer is absurd and reasonless. - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, V-iv
    • This phrase absurd to call a villain great. - w:Alexander Pope

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