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absurder, comparative; absurdest, superlative;
  1. (of an idea or suggestion) Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate
    • - the allegations are patently absurd
    • - so you think I'm a spy? How absurd!
    • - he had a keen eye for the incongruous and the absurd
  2. (of a person or a person's behavior or actions) Foolish; unreasonable
    • - she was being absurd—and imagining things
  3. (of an object or situation) Arousing amusement or derision; ridiculous
    • - gym shorts and knee socks looked absurd on such a tall girl

  1. 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
  2. incongruous;inviting ridicule; "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 ...
  3. absurd: a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  4. (absurdity) a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
  5. (absurdly) in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree; "an absurdly rich young woman"
  6. (absurdness) absurdity: a message whose content is at variance with reason
  7. Absurd is one of the best-known National Socialist black metal bands in Germany, classified as right-wing extremist by the Thuringian Landesbehörde für Verfassungsschutz. ...
  8. Absurd (also known as Rosso Sangue, Anthropophagus 2, Horrible, The Grim Reaper 2) is a 1981 Italian horror film, an unofficial sequel to The Anthropophagus Beast. It was directed by Joe D'Amato and written by George Eastman.
  9. "Absurd" is a single by the English electronic music band Fluke. The single has made many soundtrack appearances, including Sin City, '', Wipeout (video game series), Enter the Matrix and a Ribena commercial as well as an episode of the 2008 NBC series Knight Rider''. ...
  10. The Absurd is a band founded in the autumn of 1984 in Cologne, Germany. It has a constantly rotating line-up performing throughout Germany led by Michael Frank. However, the unitive concept of the band is to allow the musicians to play whatever type of music they feel like playing . ...
  11. In philosophy, "The Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent meaning in life and the human inability to find any. In this context absurd does not mean "logically impossible," but rather "humanly impossible. ...
  12. An absurdity. — Alexander Pope; That which is absurd; The opposition between the human search for meaning in life and the inability to find any; Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically ...
  13. (Absurdity) In the grotesque "The familiar structure of existence is undermined and chaos seems imminent. This aspect is intensified when concrete manifestations of decay appear and a feeling of hopelessness and corruption is developed. ...
  14. (Absurdity) The exaggeration of a point beyond belief.
  15. (Absurdity) a theatre-of-the-absurd play, often using comedic elements in a nihilistic vein, that is, denying the existence of any basis for knowledge or truth. Example: "Let's Eat Hair!" an absurdity by Carl Laszlo, translated from the German by George E. Wellwarth.
  16. (absurdity) Ridiculously inappropriate or unreasonable, irrationality, silliness, ludicrousness, meaninglessness
  17. Contrary to reason or beyond the limits of rational thought; paradoxical, nonsensical, or meaningless. According to Camus, Sartre, and other existentialists, absurdity is an inescapable consequence of any sensitive effort to live in the face of an indifferent reality. ...
  18. (from NDE) (Latin absurdus: unheard of) The absurd is viewed either (as with Kierkegaard) as the positive basis for the acceptance of authentic reality, or (as with Sartre) as the negative basis for the rejection of a religious view of the world.
  19. The term used to denote the sense that life is irrational and ridiculous, and that man’s struggle against this situation is fundamentally futile as he is helpless in his position within it. Albert Camus writes in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942):
  20. The view expressed by Soren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, and others that life is irrational, paradoxical, or contradictory.
  21. ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous
  22. From Kierkegaard, belief in Jesus as the son of God is not rational. It is absurd. Christian doctrine is absurd, irrational, and cannot be justified or explained rationally and logically.
  23. 1. utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish. 2. the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world. Syn. silly ludicrous, preposterous, something fit to be laughed at contemptuously.
  24. Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable, because of a flaw in logic. Also, pertaining to the view that there is no order or value in human life or in the universe -- a condition in which human beings exist in a meaningless, irrational world in which people's lives have no purpose or meaning.
  25. Over-the-top characters with points-of-view that make them act/react in ways that would be inappropriate in real life. The opposite of Straight.