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Synonyms for absurd
æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrdab·surd

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. absurdadjective

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

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How to use absurd in a sentence?

  1. Scott Pera:

    No way humanly possible. This is not even something that enters the realm of your brain, what he's done with the Rockets is absurd. It's been incredible to follow.

  2. Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 5:

    The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The interpretation of my remarks as though I absolved the Nazis of even one ounce of responsibility for the Holocaust is absurd.

  4. Paul Rudd:

    It's just the right amount of absurd and silliness, it was just such a cool thing to go back and re-enter that whole world... It's a great thing to revisit.

  5. Sam Wyly:

    Dee Wyly believe The IRS figures are so absurd as to undermine the credibility of the IRS.


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