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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-nuh nt]
    • /ˈæb sə nənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-nuh nt]
    • /ˈæb sə nənt/

Definitions of absonant word

  • adjective absonant inharmonious 3
  • adjective absonant unnatural or unreasonable 3
  • adjective absonant dissonant; discordant (usually followed by from or to): behavior that is absonant to nature. 1
  • noun absonant (now rare) Discordant; harsh; contrary; unreasonable. (First attested in the mid 16th century.). 1
  • adjective absonant (now rare) Discordant; harsh; contrary; unreasonable. 0

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Origin of absonant

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
1555-65; ab- + -sonant, as in consonant, dissonant

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Parts of speech for Absonant


absonant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for absonant

adj absonant

  • unwarranted — authorization, sanction, or justification.
  • inordinate — not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
  • unreasonable — not reasonable or rational; acting at variance with or contrary to reason; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational: an unreasonable person.
  • outrageous — of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong: an outrageous slander.
  • unconscionable — not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.

adjective absonant

  • noisy — abounding in or full of noise: a noisy assembly hall.
  • rough — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.

Antonyms for absonant

adj absonant

  • warranted — authorization, sanction, or justification.
  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • inexpensive — not expensive; not high in price; costing little.
  • reasonable — agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman.
  • moderate — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.

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