Definition of absurdum
1. absurd [ a ] inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
Examples: "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
The absurd notion that demythologization entails the expurgation of all mythological concepts completely misrepresents Bultmann 's intention .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Anyone 's identification with an international struggle , whether warlike or peaceful , requires absurd oversimplification and intense emotional involvement .
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
It was absurd .
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
To be passive , to be girlishly shy was palpably absurd .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
For_example , to move ( as the score requires ) from the lowest F major register up_to a barely audible N minor in four seconds , not skipping , at_the_same_time , even one of the 407 fingerings , seems a feat too absurd to consider , and it is to the flautist 's credit that he remained silent throughout the passage .Synonyms absurd unreasonable incongruous Related Terms illogical
2. absurd [ a ] completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
Examples: "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"
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
For weeks he had been saying that Hudson 's idea of sailing through to Java was absurd .Synonyms ridiculous preposterous absurd idiotic nonsensical cockeyed ludicrous laughable derisory Related Terms foolish
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