WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ab•surd /æbˈsɝd, -ˈzɝd/USA pronunciation adj. 

    without sense or logic;
    contrary to all reason or common sense:Buying outdated computers now is clearly absurd.
ab•surd•i•ty,n., pl. -ties.[uncountable]the absurdity of paying taxes twice.[countable]full of jokes and other absurdities.
ab•surd•ly,adv. 
ab•surd•ness,n. [uncountable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

absurd /əbˈsɜːd/ adj
  1. at variance with reason; manifestly false
  2. ludicrous; ridiculous
Etymology: 16th Century: via French from Latin absurdus dissonant, senseless, from ab-1 (intensive) + surdus dull-sounding, indistinct

abˈsurdity, abˈsurdness n abˈsurdly adv



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