the philosophical and literary doctrine that human beings live in essential isolation in a meaningless and irrational world.
of, relating to, or dealing with absurdism or the . an adherent of absurdism, especially a writer whose work is characterized by absurdist ideas. Contemporary Examples Such strict constitutionalist arguments, Adler said, are based on an absurdist, “gotcha literalism.” The Candidate Named “Pro-Life” Michael Ames October 30, 2010 Country-wide, the lack of utilities, even in […]
the state or quality of being . something . Contemporary Examples And their faces are hidden behind masks that simultaneously suggest danger and absurdity. Amnesty International’s Pussy Riot Concert: Balaclavas and Punk Rockers Robin Givhan August 12, 2012 After all, many of her answers were pure Daily Show bait, full of ignorance and absurdity. Bachmann: […]
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. Contemporary Examples To establishment Republicans and Democrats, that sounds like an absurdly narrow and implausible vision. Why The Zombie Tea Party Won’t […]
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)