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absurd

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

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

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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

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The first known use of absurd was in 1530

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“Absurd.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absurd. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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