HyperDic: absurd

English > 3 senses of the word absurd:
ADJECTIVEallabsurdinconsistent with reason or logic / logic or common sense
allabsurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousincongruous
NOUNstateabsurd, the absurda situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
absurd > pronunciation
Soundsahbser'd
RhymesAbelard ... word / Word: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > absurd: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginconsistent with reason or logic / logic or common sense.
Example"the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
Broaderillogical, unlogicallacking in correct logical relation
Spanishabsurdo, incongruente, irrazonable
Catalanabsurd
Nounsabsurdity, absurdnessa message whose content is at variance with reason
Adverbsabsurdlyin an absurd manner or to an absurd degree
English > absurd: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningincongruous;inviting ridicule.
Example"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"
Synonymscockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
BroaderfoolishDevoid of good sense or judgment
Spanishabsurdo, disparatado, estúpido, incongruente, irracional, ridículo
Catalanabsurd, desraonat, estúpid, incoherent, incongruent, irracional, ridícul
Nounsabsurditya ludicrous folly
absurdnessa message whose content is at variance with reason
English > absurd: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless.
Example"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
Synonymthe absurd
Broadersituation, state of affairsThe general state of things
Spanishabsurdo
Catalanabsurd

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