Absurdity

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English

Noun

Absurdity (countable and uncountable; plural absurdities)
  1. (uncountable) The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.
  2. (countable) That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.

Adjectives for Absurdity

palpable; pernicious; unfathomable; essential; naked; impudent; ornithological; ludicrous; moral; manifest; fantastic; quaint; reigning; infantine; grotesque; patent; tragic; perverse; colossal; detestable; inadequate; pathetic; ignominious; cumulative (pl); assorted (pl); ridiculous; monstrous; wholesome; gross; intrinsic; raucous; unreasonable.

Verbs for Absurdity

atone for -; behold -; condone -; excuse -; expose -; father -; grieve over -; perpetrate -; smile at -; - destroys; - falls away; - impairs; - saps; - undermines.

See also

folly, foolishness, nonsense.

Thesaurus

absurdness; act of folly; aimlessness; amphigory; anticness; babble; babblement; balderdash; bibble-babble; bizarreness; bizarrerie; blabber; blather; blunder; bombast; bootlessness; claptrap; craziness; curiousness; daftness; deformity; dottiness; double-talk; drivel; drollery; drollness; drool; dumb trick; eccentricity; emptiness; error; fallacy; fantasticality; fantasticalness; fatuity; fecklessness; fiddle-faddle; fiddledeedee; flummery; folderol; folly; foolishness; freakishness; fruitlessness; fudge; funniness; fustian; futility; gabble; galimatias; gammon; gibber; gibberish; gibble-gabble; gobbledygook; grotesqueness; grotesquerie; hilarity; hocus-pocus; hollowness; hopelessness; humbug; humorousness; illogicality; impossibility; impossible; impossibleness; impotence; imprudence; inanity; inconceivability; incongruity; indiscretion; ineffectiveness; ineffectuality; inefficacy; insanity; irrationality; jabber; jargon; laughability; ludicrousness; malformation; meaninglessness; monstrosity; monstrousness; mumbo jumbo; narrishkeit; niaiserie; no chance; nonsense; nonsensicality; nugacity; nuttiness; oddity; otiosity; outlandishness; outrageousness; oxymoron; pack of nonsense; palaver; paradox; peculiarity; pointlessness; prate; prattle; preposterousness; pricelessness; profitlessness; purposelessness; quaintness; queerness; quizzicalness; rant; rat race; richness; ridiculousness; rigamarole; rigmarole; rodomontade; rubbish; self-contradiction; senselessness; silliness; singularity; skimble-skamble; sottise; strangeness; stuff and nonsense; stultiloquence; stupid thing; stupidity; teratism; the absurd; the funny side; the impossible; trash; triviality; trumpery; twaddle; twattle; twiddle-twaddle; unimaginability; unproductiveness; unprofitability; unprofitableness; unreasonableness; unthinkability; unwise step; valuelessness; vanity; vaporing; vicious circle; waffling; weirdness; what cannot be; what cannot happen; whimsicalness; wildness; witlessness; wittiness; worthlessness

Etymology

From Latin absurditas: compare French absurdité

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