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Definition 1: a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless - [noun denoting state]

Samples where absurd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth

Synonyms for absurd in the sense of this definition

(absurd is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

Definition 2: so unreasonable as to invite derision - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absurd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
  • that's a cockeyed idea
  • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
  • a contribution so small as to be laughable
  • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
  • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
  • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Synonyms for absurd in the sense of this definition

(absurd is similar to ...) devoid of good sense or judgment

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

Definition 3: inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absurd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant

(absurd is similar to ...) lacking in correct logical relation

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