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absurdity Line breaks: ab¦surd|ity
Pronunciation: /əbˈsəːdɪti/

Definition of absurdity in English:

noun (plural absurdities)

[mass noun]
The quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable: Duncan laughed at the absurdity of the situation [count noun]: the absurdities of haute cuisine
More example sentences
  • The sheer absurdity of the situation he recounts would be very amusing were it not so utterly pathetic.
  • They have made us think about ourselves by making us laugh at our own absurdity.
  • And this sense of our own absurdity is vital; it is what pulls me out of self-absorption.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'dissonance'): from Latin absurditas, from absurdus (see absurd).

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