ab absurdo

adverb (or adjective) ab ab·sur·do \ˌab-əb-ˈsər-ˌdō, ˌa-ˌbab-, -ˈzər-\

Definition of ab absurdo

  1. :  from absurdity —used of an argument that an assertion is false because of its absurdity

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Origin and Etymology of ab absurdo

borrowed from Latin


First Known Use: 1804


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