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    contrary to all reason or common sense:Buying outdated computers now is clearly absurd.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]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ab•surd  (ab sûrd, -zûrd), 
adj. 
  1. utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue;
    contrary to all reason or common sense;
    laughably foolish or false:an absurd explanation.

n. 
  • the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin absurdus out of tune, uncouth, ridiculous. See ab-, surd
    • 1550–60
    ab•surdly, adv. 
    ab•surdness, n. 
    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. ant'> 1 . logical, sensible.

    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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