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adj. unreasonable; nonsensical; ridiculous, preposterous; silly, foolish
n. condition in which people exist in a nonsensical and irrational world with no meaning nor purpose, quality existing in an irrational and meaningless universe

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1. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
(synonym) unreasonable
(similar) illogical, unlogical
2. completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
(synonym) cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
(similar) foolish

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Absurd (das)
n. absurdum, from the Latin phrase "ad absurdum" (to the point of absurdity)
adj. absurd, nonsensical; ridiculous, preposterous; silly, ludicrous, comical; foolish; meaningless

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adj. absurd, nonsensical, ridiculous, foolish

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