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absurdism

[ ab-sur-diz-uhm, -zur- ]
/ æbˈsɜr dɪz əm, -ˈzɜr- /
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noun

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

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Origin of absurdism

First recorded in 1945–50; absurd + -ism
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