absurdism

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noun ab·surd·ism \əb-ˈsər-ˌdi-zəm, -ˈzər-\

Definition of absurdism

  1. :  a philosophy based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless and that the search for order brings the individual into conflict with the universe — compare existentialism

Origin and Etymology of absurdism

1absurd + -ism (probably after French absurdisme)


First Known Use: 1946

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