Noun Absurdity Definition and Examples


Noun:

Absurdity

Pronunciation:

/əbˈsəːdɪti/

Definition:
1.

noun

The quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable.
  1. count noun 'the absurdities of haute cuisine'
  2. 'Whether he is fit for the job is, of course, irrelevant to the continuing absurdity of the job itself.'
  3. 'Consumerism reaches ever-higher levels of absurdity, yet most of us are blind to it.'
  4. 'Being married is so normal until I think about it, and then it is a maze of surreal absurdity.'
  5. 'Tautology and absurdity are never far apart in Harry's spiels, but this one takes some beating.'
  6. 'And this sense of our own absurdity is vital; it is what pulls me out of self-absorption.'
  7. 'The result is an airless Oedipal drama, with a persistent and inescapable note of absurdity.'
  8. 'They have made us think about ourselves by making us laugh at our own absurdity.'
  9. 'And the traces of this absurdity are visible in the mien of our politicians.'
  10. 'There may well be a few cases where teachers and others, from the best of motives, stray into absurdity.'
  11. 'As the family gather round to see her off in 1988, Lily reflects on both her past and the sheer absurdity of life.'
((n.) The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.|--|(n.) That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.|--|)


noun, plural absurdities.

1. the state or quality of being absurd.

2. something absurd.


Examples:

"situations can have absurdities."
"lives can have absurdities."
"words can have absurdities."
"systems can have absurdities."
"remarks can have absurdities."
"pretensions can have absurdities."
"people can have absurdities."
"initiatives can have absurdities."
"ideas can have absurdities."
"activities can have absurdities."
"absurdities can be as equalities."
"absurdities can be on pricings."
"ways can have absurdities."
"wars can have absurdities."
"times can have absurdities."
"theories can have absurdities."
"statements can have absurdities."
"shows can have absurdities."
"seekings can have absurdities."
"schools can have absurdities."

Origin:
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘dissonance’): from Latin absurditas, from absurdus (see absurd).

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