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Definition of Absurdity

Absurdity

  1. The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.
  2. That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.

Absurdity Quotations

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
Vaclav Havel

Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Albert Camus

Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.
Nicolaus Copernicus

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
Vaclav Havel

Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
Julio Cortazar
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Absurdity Translations

absurdity in Dutch is onding, absurditeit, ongerijmdheid
absurdity in Spanish is absurdidad
absurdity in Swedish is orimlighet