"absurd" Definition

  1. a. Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream.
  2. n. An absurdity.

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Position in dictionary: 664 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., n.,
Words that start with "absurd": 5
Words that end with "absurd": 1
Words that contain "absurd": 5
Next words in dictionary: absurdities, absurdity, absurdly, absurdness, abuna
Previous words in dictionary: absumption, absume, abstrusity, abstrusion, abstruseness

English Dictionary Definition of absurd

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