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Adjective: absurd (absurder,absurdest)  ub'surd or ub'zurd
  1. Inconsistent with reason, logic or common sense
    "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"
  2. Incongruous; inviting ridicule
    "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework";
    - cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous, ridic [informal]
Noun: absurd  ub'surd or ub'zurd
  1. A situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth";
    - the absurd

Derived forms: absurder, absurdest, absurds

See also: daft, dumb, foolish, illogical, stupid, unlogical

Type of: situation, state of affairs

Encyclopedia: Absurd