absurdity

[ab-sur-di-tee, -zur-]
noun, plural absurdities.
1.
the state or quality of being absurd.
2.
something absurd.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English absurdite (< Middle French) < Late Latin absurditās. See absurd, -ity

superabsurdity, noun, plural superabsurdities.
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absurd (əbˈsɜːd)
 
adj
1.  at variance with reason; manifestly false
2.  ludicrous; ridiculous
 
n
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 ab-1 (intensive) + surdus dull-sounding, indistinct]
 
ab'surdity
 
n
 
ab'surdness
 
n
 
ab'surdly
 
adv

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absurdity
1520s, from M.Fr. absurdité, from L. absurditatem (nom. absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," from absurdus "out of tune, senseless," from ab- intens. prefix + surdus "dull, deaf, mute" (see susurration). The main modern sense (also present in L.) is a fig. one,
"out of harmony with reason or propriety."
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Example sentences
First there's the inherently ridiculous contradiction-the recognition of
  absurdity is often funny.
Thanks for the laughs all, and for helping me get a firmer grasp on the
  absurdity of this situation.
The absurdity of this claim is obvious to anyone who has ever done research in
  archives.
The absurdity of this half-abolished public holiday has become the source of
  much confusion, resentment and derision.
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