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ADJ   absurd | absurder / more absurd | absurdest / most absurd
NOUN   absurd | absurds
SYNO absurd | cockeyed | derisory | ...
абсурдный {adj}absurd
нелепый {adj} [абсурдный]absurd
несуразный {adj} [разг.] [нелепый]absurd
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Usage Examples English
  • An important disagreement within the academic literature about the nature of absurdism and the absurd focuses specifically on whether the components responsible for the conflict are internal or external.
  • As with many subsequent Rocky and Bullwinkle adventures, the title characters stumble into an absurd situation, which leads to a sequence of further absurd situations.
  • Many papers properly apply serious linguistic concepts to absurd or inappropriate topics.
  • Appeal to the stone shares similarities in structure to "reductio ad absurdum" (Latin for “reduction to absurdity”) which states that an argument's assumptions or methods will lead to absurd conclusions.
  • The work contains the phrase "prorsus credibile est, quia ineptum est" ("it is immediately credible – because it is silly" or "it is by all means to be believed, because it is absurd"), which is commonly paraphrased as "Credo quia absurdum" ("I believe because it is absurd").
  • In law, strictly literal interpretations of statutes can lead to seemingly absurd results.
  • The essay contains an appendix titled "Hope and the Absurd in the work of Franz Kafka".
  • "Absurd Planet" is a nature documentary web television series produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Love Productions USA and distributed by Netflix.
  • She took the words of a friend of hers to heart, “In absurd times, everything is absurd.
  • He is a flat character, but does demonstrate absurd behaviour.
  • Thakar was heavily influenced by Theatre of the Absurd and Samuel Beckett.
  • Korean critic Kim Kyung-Yeon has referred to Jung's work as, "(portraying) a deceptive society full of absurd spectacles, where truth and falseness are intertwined, appearances define nature, and values are destroyed.
  • The Universe Sebkha-Chott's mythology is based on is an autocratic, violent and absurd universe.
  • Theatre of the absurd denies rationality, and embraces the inevitability of falling into the abyss of the human condition.
  • Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT) that the Council and Guidelines were "absurd products of an absurd era."
  • The mayor described his own bylaw as "absurd ... to counter an absurd situation"; the "absurd situation" was that with the town's cemetery already full, a court in Nice had denied permission for a new cemetery because it would mar the beauty of the selected site.
  • Favorinus argued that it was absurd to imagine that stars and planets would affect human bodies in the same way as they affect the tides, [...] and equally absurd that small motions in the heavens cause large changes in people's fates.
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