Definition of Absurdity

1. Noun. A message whose content is at variance with reason.




2. Noun. A ludicrous folly. "The crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
Exact synonyms: Fatuity, Fatuousness, Silliness
Generic synonyms: Folly, Foolishness, Unwiseness
Derivative terms: Absurd, Fatuous, Fatuous, Silly, Silly

Definition of Absurdity

1. n. The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.

Definition of Absurdity

1. Noun.  The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. ¹

2. Noun. That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Absurdity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absurdity

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abstrusity
absume
absumed
absumes
absuming
absumption
absurd
absurder
absurdest
absurdism
absurdisms
absurdist
absurdists
absurdities
absurdity (current term)
absurdly
absurdness
absurdnesses
absurds
abswurmbachite
abswurmbachites
absynthe
absynthes
abt
abterminal
abthane
abthanes
abtropfung
abubble

Literary usage of Absurdity

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1. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1889)
"... by way of Winchester, to this place,1 which gave him a good opportunity to see the absurdity of the route, and of damning it very heartily. Colo. ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"The "Treaty System" — Its absurdity — Stipulations that cannot be Kept ... The mere statement of the case is sufficient demonstration of its absurdity, ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1839)
"The filth of the harpy finds, in the mixture of mendacity and absurdity poured forth from their lips and from their pens, its not unworthy representative ..."

4. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"The fervour without the absurdity; the sound principle of justice without the ... ID spite of my thorough belief of the i ice and absurdity of my suspicion, ..."

5. Advocate of Peace by American Peace Society (1864)
"absurdity OP WAR.—War is quite an incomprehensible mystery. ... Were it not a fact, the very idea of war would be the extremest absurdity. ..."

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