Synonyms for absurd

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-surd, -zurd
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɜrd, -ˈzɜrd

Top 10 synonyms for absurd Other synonyms for the word absurd

Définition of absurd

Origin :
  • 1550s, from Middle French absurde (16c.), from Latin absurdus "out of tune; foolish" (see absurdity). The main modern sense (also present in Latin) is a figurative one, "out of harmony with reason or propriety." Related: Absurdly; absurdness.
  • adj ridiculous, senseless
Example sentences :
  • The other idea was absurd—too wild for serious consideration.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Thinking back, he felt that it was all absurd and dreamlike.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • She did not like the things at all, for no one could be certain what absurd thing he might not do.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • She had almost thought that was the name of the feeling, only it had seemed so absurd.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • She told herself that it was absurd to do so; none the less she did it.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • "It's too absurd to think about," Gilder repeated, impatiently.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • This thing of marriage being the end of all things was absurd.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She was young and strong, and surely a pair of willing hands—that was absurd about the uniform.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It is rather an absurd idea, and it may be more fortunate than good.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • It is my duty to think for both, if he's too much in love—the dear, absurd fellow!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Antonyms for absurd

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