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Definition of Absurd

Absurd

  1. Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream.
  2. An absurdity.

Absurd Quotations

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Oscar Wilde

Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.
J. K. Rowling

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It's the - the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
Benjamin Netanyahu

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
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Absurd Translations

absurd in Afrikaans is sinneloos
absurd in Dutch is dwaas, ongerijmd, onzinnig, absurd
absurd in French is absurde
absurd in German is albern, absurde
absurd in Italian is assurdo
absurd in Latin is futurus
absurd in Spanish is absurdo
absurd in Swedish is orimlig, absurd

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