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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-sur-di-tee, -zur-]
    • /æbˈsɜr dɪ ti, -ˈzɜr-/
    • /əbˈsɜːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sur-di-tee, -zur-]
    • /æbˈsɜr dɪ ti, -ˈzɜr-/

Definitions of absurdity word

  • noun absurdity the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense 3
  • noun absurdity an absurd idea or thing 3
  • noun plural absurdity the state or quality of being absurd. 1
  • noun plural absurdity something absurd. 1
  • noun absurdity The quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable. 1
  • noun absurdity sth absurd, ridiculous 1

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Origin of absurdity

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English absurdite (< Middle French) < Late Latin absurditās. See absurd, -ity

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Parts of speech for Absurdity


absurdity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

absurdity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absurdity

noun absurdity

  • silliness — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  • farce — a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather than upon the development of character.
  • craziness — mentally deranged; demented; insane.
  • folly — the state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense.
  • foolishness — resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech.

Antonyms for absurdity

noun absurdity

  • wisdom — the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
  • logic — the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.
  • judgment — an act or instance of judging.
  • seriousness — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.
  • intelligence — capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.

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