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absurd

[ab-surd, -zurd] /æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrd/
adjective
1.
utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false:
an absurd explanation.
noun
2.
the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin absurdus out of tune, uncouth, ridiculous. See ab-, surd
Related forms
absurdly, adverb
absurdness, noun
superabsurd, adjective
superabsurdly, adverb
superabsurdness, noun
Synonyms
1. irrational, silly, ludicrous, nonsensical. Absurd, ridiculous, preposterous all mean inconsistent with reason or common sense. Absurd means utterly opposed to truth or reason: an absurd claim. Ridiculous implies that something is fit only to be laughed at, perhaps contemptuously: a ridiculous suggestion. Preposterous implies an extreme of foolishness: a preposterous proposal.
Antonyms
1. logical, sensible.
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British Dictionary definitions for super-absurd

absurd

/əbˈsɜːd/
adjective
1.
at variance with reason; manifestly false
2.
ludicrous; ridiculous
noun
3.
(sometimes capital) (philosophy) the absurd, the conception of the world, esp in Existentialist thought, as neither designed nor predictable but irrational and meaningless
Derived Forms
absurdity, absurdness, noun
absurdly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin absurdus dissonant, senseless, from ab-1 (intensive) + surdus dull-sounding, indistinct
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Word Origin and History for super-absurd

absurd

adj.

1550s, from Middle French absurde (16c.), from Latin absurdus "out of tune; foolish" (see absurdity). The main modern sense (also present in Latin) is a figurative one, "out of harmony with reason or propriety." Related: Absurdly; absurdness.

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