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Meaning of ABSURDITY

Pronunciation:  ab'surditee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
  2. [n]  a message whose content is at variance with reason

ABSURDITY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: absurdness, fatuity, fatuousness, ridiculousness, silliness
 See Also: folly, foolishness, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, unwiseness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*surd"i*ty\ (-[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Absurdities}
(-t[i^]z). [L. absurditas: cf. F. absurdite.]
1. The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious
   truth, reason, or sound judgment. ``The absurdity of the
   actual idea of an infinite number.'' --Locke.

2. That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical

         His travels were full of absurdities. --Johnson.

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