Synonyms for absurdity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-sur-di-tee, -zur-
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɜr dɪ ti, -ˈzɜr-

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Définition of absurdity

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French absurdité, from Late Latin absurditatem (nominative absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," noun of state from Latin absurdus "out of tune;" figuratively "incongruous, silly, senseless," from ab-, intensive prefix, + surdus "dull, deaf, mute" (see susurration).
  • noun ridiculous situation or behavior
Example sentences :
  • A miracle in the sense of a contravention of natural laws an absurdity.
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • It is not the doctors themselves that he takes off, but the absurdity of medicine.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • The idea of making the world better and happier is to them an absurdity.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Are you not yet able to measure the height of absurdity to which your doctrine leads?'
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • Adams leaned back in his chair as though her absurdity had eased his mind.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • It was that he was a blockhead, and had no idea of the absurdity that he was committing.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 » by Various
  • This was the height of absurdity, for I had said nothing of the sort.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The absurdity of it struck her and she began to laugh almost inaudibly.
  • Extract from : « Father Sergius » by Leo Tolstoy
  • Not that there is any absurdity in the attempt to frame a notion of justice apart from circumstances.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • One instance will suffice to show the absurdity of the rules.
  • Extract from : « The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2) » by Harry Furniss

Antonyms for absurdity

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