absurdity

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noun ab·sur·di·ty \əb-ˈsər-də-tē, -ˈzər-\

Definition of absurdity

plural

absurdities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being absurd :  absurdness They laughed at the absurdity of the situation.

  2. 2 :  something that is absurd the absurdities of life

Examples of absurdity in a Sentence

  1. to say men can't cook as well as women is of course an absurdity

  2. the absurdity of expecting a 98-year-old woman to adequately supervise four six-year-olds

Origin and Etymology of absurdity

Middle English absurditee “dissonance, unjust practice,” borrowed from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French absurdité, borrowed from Late Latin absurditāt-, absurditās, from Latin absurdus 1absurd + -itāt-, -itās -ity


First Known Use: circa 1525


ABSURDITY Defined for Kids

absurdity

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noun ab·sur·di·ty \əb-ˈsər-də-tē, -ˈzər-\

Definition of absurdity for Students

plural

absurdities

  1. 1 :  the fact of being ridiculous the absurdity of the situation

  2. 2 :  something that is ridiculous Every day there is some new absurdity to deal with.



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