absurd - definitions and synonyms

absurd noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

    Example Sentenses:

    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth

    Synonyms:

    the absurd

absurd adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

    Example Sentenses:

    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant

  2. English Meaning: 

    : so unreasonable as to invite derision

    Example Sentenses:

    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework

    • that's a cockeyed idea

    • 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