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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-surd, -zurd]
    • /æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrd/
    • /əbˈsɜːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-surd, -zurd]
    • /æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrd/

Definitions of absurdly word

  • adjective absurdly utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation. 1
  • noun absurdly the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world. 1
  • noun absurdly In an absurd fashion. (First attested in the mid 16th century.)0. 1
  • adverb absurdly To an extreme degree. 0

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Origin of absurdly

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1550-60, absurd is from the Latin word absurdus out of tune, uncouth, ridiculous. See ab-, surd

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Parts of speech for Absurdly


absurdly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for absurdly

adv absurdly

  • stupidly — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • mistakenly — wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
  • unwisely — not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.
  • imprudence — not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
  • indiscreetly — not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection: an indiscreet remark.

adj absurdly

  • desperately — reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness, or urgency: a desperate killer.
  • furiously — full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged: He was furious about the accident.
  • crazily — If something moves crazily, it moves in a way or in a direction that you do not expect.
  • passionately — having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.
  • violently — acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force: a violent earthquake.

adverb absurdly

  • farcical — pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
  • incongruously — out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming: an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
  • preposterously — completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish: a preposterous tale.
  • oddly — differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice.
  • comically — producing laughter; amusing; funny: a comical fellow.

adjective absurdly

  • fiercely — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
  • wildly — living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.

Antonyms for absurdly

adv absurdly

  • carefully — cautious in one's actions: Be careful when you cross the street.
  • cautiously — showing, using, or characterized by caution: a cautious man; To be cautious is often to show wisdom.
  • wisely — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
  • sensibly — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • thoughtful — showing consideration for others; considerate.

adj absurdly

  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.
  • normally — in a normal or regular way: The wound is healing normally.

adverb absurdly

  • reasonably — agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman.

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