|1.||at variance with reason; manifestly false|
|3.||(sometimes capital) philosophy the absurd the conception of the world, esp in Existentialist thought, as neither designed nor predictable but irrational and meaningless|
|[C16: via French from Latin absurdus dissonant, senseless, from |
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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