Definition of "absurd" [ab•surd]

  • (adjective) Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable. See Synonyms at foolish.
  • (adjective) Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or value in human life or in the universe.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to absurdism or the absurd.
  • (noun) The condition or state in which humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe wherein people's lives have no purpose or meaning. Used chiefly with the.

Use "absurd" in a sentence

  • "Yes, Samuelson's argument is that absurd, and the pejorative overtones of the word "absurd" are deliberate."
  • "Qiu presents their turns of fortune dryly, with an appreciation for the absurd and a sense, too, for when the absurd is also truly tragic."
  • "Pope John Paul on Sunday appealed for an end to what he called the absurd civil war in Angola, saying all sides were losing in such a conflict."

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