English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
Shakespeare1 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.
absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild
certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise
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farcical, ludicrous, ridiculousadjective
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective
"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"
farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, 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
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The idea that the counsel to the President has to turn over protected documents and confidential information is ludicrous, and to imply he can't represent the President of the United States in an impeachment proceeding is completely absurd.
They are the last resort to the airfield in many cases, and to have them unarmed is just, I think, it's ludicrous.
If you commit a crime and then you move, does that means we're not going to charge you with a crime because you're moving out of the neighborhood ? I mean, it's ludicrous, i think there have to be guardrails on presidential power. He incited violence. ... He was really, reallyinciting violence.
Its absurd, its ludicrous. And actually, frankly, in Swalwells case, its actually funny. they should begin impeachmentproceedings.We can no longer accept thenotion of a president who openlyinvites interference in ourelection.
The ludicrous accusation that I somehow directed the police department to' stand down' at the rally is utterly false.
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- ridículCatalan, Valencian
- ysmala, chwerthinllyd, digrifWelsh
- absurdo, ridiculo, irrisorioSpanish
- naurettava, järjetön, idioottimainen, absurdi, älytönFinnish
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- idiotyczny, absurdalny, groteskowy, niedorzecznyPolish
- нелепый, абсурдный, смехотворныйRussian
- löjlig, absurd, skrattretandeSwedish
- lố bịchVietnamese
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