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absurdity

[ab-sur-di-tee, -zur-] /æbˈsɜr dɪ ti, -ˈzɜr-/
noun, plural absurdities.
1.
the state or quality of being absurd.
2.
something absurd.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English absurdite (< Middle French) < Late Latin absurditās. See absurd, -ity
Related forms
superabsurdity, noun, plural superabsurdities.
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Word Origin and History for super-absurdity
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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