ab absurdo

adverb (or adjective)

ab ab·​sur·​do
: from absurdity
used of an argument that an assertion is false because of its absurdity

Word History


borrowed from Latin

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ab absurdo was in 1804

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“Ab absurdo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ab%20absurdo. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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