[ ab-sur-diz-uhm, -zur- ]

  1. the philosophical and literary doctrine that human beings live in essential isolation in a meaningless and irrational world.

Origin of absurdism

First recorded in 1945–50; absurd + -ism

Words Nearby absurdism

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How to use absurdism in a sentence

  • The difference between his outré work and the hysterical pitch of our current public discourse—besides, of course, that no one’s drafting laws based on his absurdism—is that his intentions are always playful and good-natured.