ad absurdum


ad ab·​sur·​dum
: to the point of absurdity
not slavishly imitate it ad absurdumFrank Weitenkampf

Word History


borrowed from Latin

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad absurdum was in 1656

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“Ad absurdum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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