utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false:
an absurd explanation.
the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world.
To establishment Republicans and Democrats, that sounds like an absurdly narrow and implausible vision.
Why The Zombie Tea Party Won’t Stay Dead James Poulos October 23, 2013
The most illuminating critical remark on Lardner came from an absurdly unlikely source, Virginia Woolf.
The Forgotten Genius of Ring Lardner Allen Barra August 31, 2013
But the image of Chavez as a “brutal dictator” is absurdly overblown.
Obama’s Frenemies Matthew Yglesias April 20, 2009
The people must be absurdly wholesome and non-threatening looking, of course.
Michael Tomasky on Why Obama Shouldn’t Defend Gay Marriage (For Now) Michael Tomasky March 23, 2012
Everyone is absurdly made up; wigs often appear; nail polish is de rigueur.
A Brilliant Web Overdose Blake Gopnik June 23, 2011
The common ways of accounting for its success would be absurdly ridiculous and amusing were they not so sadly unbelieving.
George Muller of Bristol Arthur T. Pierson
If they are Mrs. Berry’s, as you absurdly pretend to think they are, again you have no claim.
Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Behind the mask of her composure Lucinda was absurdly agitated and, on that account, a little angry.
Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
His sense of the ridiculous is absurdly out of proportion to his serious side.
Mixed Faces Roy Norton
All that evening the memory of the little square volume would keep recurring most absurdly.
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
at variance with reason; manifestly false
(sometimes capital) (philosophy) the absurd, the conception of the world, esp in Existentialist thought, as neither designed nor predictable but irrational and meaningless
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.
utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation. the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world. Historical Examples The Key to the Brontë Works shows the absurdness of such a claim. The Key to the Bront Works John […]
absys language An early declarative language from the University of Aberdeen which anticipated a number of features of Prolog. [“ABSYS: An Incremental Compiler for Assertions”, J.M. Foster et al, Mach Intell 4, Edinburgh U Press, 1969, pp. 423-429]. (1994-11-08)
. Contemporary Examples Once a white prisoner passes his “heart check,” he is accepted by the abt and is a potential recruit. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas: ‘Brutal, Deadly, and Effective’ Seth Ferranti April 3, 2013 The abt has a saying on the inside, “If you ever disrespect the AB, we will make sure you […]
abterminal abterminal ab·ter·mi·nal (āb-tûr’mə-nəl) adj. Flowing away from the end and toward the center of a nerve. Used of an electric current passing through a muscle.