ab·​surd·​ist əb-ˈsər-dist How to pronounce absurdist (audio)
: of, relating to, or characterized by the absurd or by absurdism : absurd
absurdist literature
an absurdist sense of humor
absurdist noun

Examples of absurdist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His absurdist streak was constantly on display alongside ESPN broadcaster Dave Pasch, who played the straight man to Walton’s comedian. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2024 Described as a black comedy road movie with absurdist touches with an indie tone but idiosyncratic Spanish characters and landscapes. John Hopewell, Variety, 20 May 2024 Since its premiere at SXSW 2024, Babes, co-written by Glazer (who also produced) and Josh Rabinowitz (Ramy) and directed by Pamela Adlon (Better Things), has been raking in accolades for its absurdist, truthful, and sincere look at pregnancy, motherhood, and ride-or-die best friendship. Rachel Brodsky, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2024 Delving into the mythology surrounding the famously reclusive poet, the show is a charming, absurdist reimagining of one of the literary world’s most beloved voices. Cady Lang, TIME, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for absurdist 

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Word History


absurd entry 1 + -ist entry 1 (probably after French absurdiste)

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of absurdist was in 1946

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“Absurdist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absurdist. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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