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Synonyms for absurd
æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrdab·surd

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Wiktionary

  1. absurdadjective

    Synonyms:
    incongruous, ridiculous, inconsistent, ludicrous, preposterous, irrational, foolish

  2. absurdadjective

    Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous.

    Synonyms:
    inconsistent, ridiculous, foolish, ludicrous, preposterous, incongruous, irrational

  3. absurdnoun

    That which is absurd.

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, ludicrous, incongruous, foolish, inconsistent, preposterous, irrational

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absurd

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, the absurdadjective

    a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

    "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus

    Synonyms:
    the absurd

    Antonyms:
    logical, wise

  2. absurdadjective

    inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

    "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

    Synonyms:
    laughable, nonsensical, idiotic, preposterous, ridiculous, derisory, ludicrous, cockeyed

    Antonyms:
    logical, wise

  3. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "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:
    farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, ludicrous, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, crocked, crackbrained, comic, ridiculous, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, preposterous, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, idiotic, askew

    Antonyms:
    logical, wise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. absurdadjective

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, preposterous, nonsensical, incongruous, foolish, irrational, inconsistent

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How to use absurd in a sentence?

  1. Michael Pallamary:

    And because of the erroneous maps, they're requiring these homeowners to purchase very, very expensive flood insurance and this is absolutely absurd. These are not flood-prone properties. They're high and dry and safe and secure.

  2. Joel Coen:

    You're right that's a very important issue, it's something that I would be very interested to see movies address, but it's absurd to say, if I may say so, that anyone who happens to be in public life or in some kind of creative endeavor, to point a finger and say,' You should be helping this particular story'...

  3. Cicero:

    There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

  4. Buck Sexton:

    We knew it was absurd, [T]hey were scoring cheap political points, when we all know there is a seasonality to the virus.

  5. Thomas Mann:

    Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.


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