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absurd

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabsurdab‧surd /əbˈsɜːd, -ˈzɜːd $ -ɜːrd/ ●●○ adjective  1 STUPID/NOT SENSIBLEcompletely stupid or unreasonable syn ridiculousquite/slightly/completely etc absurd It seems quite absurd to expect anyone to drive for 3 hours just for a 20-minute meeting. It seems an absurd idea.see thesaurus at stupid2 the absurdabsurdity noun [countable, uncountable] Duncan laughed at the absurdity of the situation.
Examples from the Corpus
absurdThe idea seemed absurd.Some gigs stand out as being particularly absurd.That kind of thinking is absurd.The fact that this singular, somewhat oppressive female was seeking out a religious man seemed absurd.It would be absurd if it were not so unlikely.How simple that concept seems now, but how inhuman, how futuristic, how absurd it sounded to me then.a TV program with an absurd plotI had seen shyness stiffen her into a quite absurd primness.This may seem a little absurd since the buyer in possession may well not be a mercantile agent.quite/slightly/completely etc absurdIn any case the idea of such a thing between me and the lieutenant is quite absurd.It sounds quite absurd but the other day I walked up the footpath from the road just to see if it was.The Victoria County History mentions a quite absurd figure of £250,000.Indeed it would be quite absurd if companies can not correct any mistake if all interested parties agree.A little idiosyncratic, I think, my appearance - but without going to the slightly absurd lengths of ginger hair and freckles.And once you've had one treble gin it seems slightly absurd not to have another.I had seen shyness stiffen her into a quite absurd primness.He'd had more time to think, to get used to this slightly absurd rapture.
AbsurdAbsurd noun   the AbsurdAbsurdist adjective
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