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

Definitions of absurdness word

  • adjective absurdness utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation. 1
  • noun absurdness the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world. 1
  • noun absurdness (rare) The quality of being absurd; absurdity. (First attested in the mid 16th century.). 1

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Origin of absurdness

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 Absurdness


absurdness 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 most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

absurdness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absurdness

noun absurdness

  • irrationality — the quality or condition of being irrational.
  • silliness — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  • craziness — mentally deranged; demented; insane.
  • lunacy — insanity; mental disorder.
  • bunk — A bunk is a bed that is fixed to a wall, especially in a ship or caravan.

Antonyms for absurdness

noun absurdness

  • 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.
  • circumspection — Circumspection is cautious behaviour and a refusal to take risks.
  • thoughtfulness — showing consideration for others; considerate.
  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.
  • judgment — an act or instance of judging.

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