the absurd

Definition of the absurd

1 :a state or condition of extreme silliness or foolishness :an absurd or ridiculous state
  • Her ideas once seemed reasonable, but now they verge on the absurd.
2 :things that are absurd
  • a filmmaker who is fascinated with the absurd

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous : extremely silly or ridiculous

  2. : having no rational or orderly relationship to human life : meaningless

  3. : dealing with the absurd (see 2absurd) or with absurdism

  1. : the state or condition in which human beings exist in an irrational and meaningless universe and in which human life has no ultimate meaning


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