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Definition of absurdum

"absurdum" is probably misspelled. Trying absurd instead Definition of absurd

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

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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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