Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: absurd
IPA transcription: [əbs'ɝd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: absurd
    Meaning: 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: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
    Meaning: 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"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: absurd, the_absurd
    Meaning: a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
Usage examples
  • Absurd!
  • Absurd!
  • What an absurd name!"
  • It is quite too absurd
  • As odious as it is absurd
  • I should think it too absurd
  • He has had an absurd dream...'
  • Childishly inaccurate and absurd
  • It is more than unjust--it is absurd!
  • This is, however, absurd for many reasons.