Origin of absurd
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And, as any good public defender would, Wolf says the allegations are absurd.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lot of folks this week have responded to the absurd question, “What does Valerie Jarrett really do?”The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is absurd, and an insight to how the GOP is likely to win big on Tuesday.
Or—just as inconceivable and absurd—sentencing entire generations of North Korean families to labor camps.Gout or Out: North Korea’s No-Show Leader Keeps ‘Em Guessing|Kevin Bleyer|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever, the certification is absurd and should be changed immediately.
That was the result, he thought, of his absurd whim of loitering about Berry town.
How absurd would it be then to argue against the existence of customs or facts, from the silence of such scanty records as these!Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
Sir Godfrey, too much commanding of slaves to your wishes has rendered you absurd of speech.Crown and Sceptre|George Manville Fenn
From fancying herself neglected by her husband she became jealous of him—a most absurd and insane idea.The Young People's Wesley|W. McDonald
I think you ought to be allowed to ruin yourself and accelerate the revolution in any absurd way which may seem best to you.A House-Party|Ouida
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Word Origin for absurd
Word Origin and History for absurd
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.