Thesaurus

absurd

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of absurd

1 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality
  • absurd claims of having been abducted by UFO's

Synonyms for absurd

Words Related to absurd

Phrases Synonymous with absurd

Antonyms for absurd

2 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • an absurd rule that bicycles are not allowed in the park

Synonyms for absurd

Words Related to absurd

Phrases Synonymous with absurd

Near Antonyms for absurd

Antonyms for absurd

3 so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter
  • it's absurd to expect to make a killing in the stock market overnight

Synonyms for absurd

Words Related to absurd

Phrases Synonymous with absurd

Near Antonyms for absurd

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About absurd

Time Traveler for absurd

Time Traveler

The first known use of absurd was in 1530

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near absurd

abstrusity

absurd

absurdities

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Absurd.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absurd. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on absurd

Nglish: Translation of absurd for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of absurd for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!