(noun, adjective)


1. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

- the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant

Similar word(s): illogical, unlogical

2. so unreasonable as to invite derision

- the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework

Similar word(s): foolish, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous


1. a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

- The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth

Definition categories: state, situation