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Definitions of absurd

  1. completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An absurdity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Contrary to reason or sense; ridiculous; untrue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Absurdly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Absurdness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Obviously unreasonable or false. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Unreasonable; foolish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Not consistent with reason or common sense; irrational; preposterous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Plainly inconsistent with or opposed to sense and reason. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly 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. dictgcide_fs
  13. ab-surd', adj. obviously unreasonable or false: ridiculous.--ns. ABSURD'ITY, ABSURD'NESS, the quality of being absurd: anything absurd.--adv. ABSURD'LY. [L. absurdus--ab, from, surdus, harsh-sounding, deaf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Incongruous, unreasonable, ridiculous, silly. Hence absurdly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Inconsistent; contrary to reason. Complete Dictionary

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