Translations: adjective (more absurd or absurder, most aburb or absurdest)
- (obsolete) An absurdity. — Pope
- (with the) That which is absurd.
- Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an person, an opinion; an dream.
- This proffer is and reasonless. - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, V-iv
- This phrase to call a villain great. - w:Alexander Pope
Etymology: Latin absurdus, harsh-sounding; ab + (probably) a derivative from the root svar, to sound; not connected with surd: compare French absurde.
- Dutch: absurd
- French: absurde
- German: absurd
- German, absurd
- Italian: assurdo , assurda
- Spanish: absurdo
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