Associations to the word «Absurdity»


ABSURDITY, noun. (obsolete) (rare) Dissonance. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the late 17th century.]
ABSURDITY, noun. (countable) That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
ABSURDITY, noun. (uncountable) The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. [First attested in the early 16th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABSURDITY, noun. A message whose content is at variance with reason.
ABSURDITY, noun. A ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis