Definition of absurdism
: 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
Recent Examples of absurdism from the Web
His early work was just bizarre and full of non-sequiturs and absurdism.
At times, Hruska and the director, Rick Lombardo, seem to reach for Beckettian absurdism, but, no, that’s just bumbling storytelling.
The influential 1986 series Takeshi’s Castle hit upon a mix of absurdism and cruelty that became a template for most modern TV games.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'absurdism.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Learn More about absurdism
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up absurdism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).