May 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
absurd /əbˈsɚd/ adjective
absurd
/əbˈsɚd/
adjective
The kids are making absurd faces.
The kids are making absurd faces.
Learner's definition of ABSURD

[more absurd; most absurd]

: extremely silly, foolish, or unreasonable : completely ridiculous

  • an absurd situation

  • The charges against him are obviously/patently absurd.

  • an absurd idea/suggestion/argument

  • absurd humor

— absurdity /əbˈsɚdəti/ noun, plural absurdities [noncount]

[noncount]

  • They laughed at the absurdity of the situation.

[count]

  • the absurdities of life

— absurdly adverb

  • The directions were absurdly complicated.

  • absurdly high prices

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