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Definition of absurd adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//əbˈzərd//
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  1. 1completely ridiculous; not logical and sensible synonym ridiculous That uniform makes the guards look absurd. Of course it's not true, what an absurd idea.
  2. 2the absurd noun [singular] things that are or that seem to be absurd He has a good sense of the absurd.
, NAmE//‑ˈzər‑//
noun [uncountable, countable] (pl. absurdities) It was only later that she could see the absurdity of the situation.
absurdly adverb
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synonym The paintings were sold for absurdly high prices.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: absurd