1. [ adjective ] inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
Synonyms: unreasonable incongruous

"the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

Related terms: illogical
2. [ adjective ] completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
Synonyms: ridiculous preposterous laughable ludicrous cockeyed idiotic nonsensical derisory

"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework" "a contribution so small as to be laughable" "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion" "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"

Related terms: foolish
Similar spelling:   absurdly