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 cuisineMore 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).