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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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