noun, plural ab·surd·i·ties.
- absurd, theater of the,
- abu bakr,
- abu dhabi
Origin of absurdity
Examples from the Web for absurdity
It simultaneously reveals the absurdity of dictatorship and gives comfort to those languishing under an impossible reality.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He stops after a second, looks around him and laughs, apparently realizing the absurdity of the endeavor.The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End|Melissa Leon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside of the absurdity of “blood splatter” flying through the air is the implication that Ebola can be “breathed” at all.
Iyer employs a terrific combination of erudition and absurdity that calls to mind the great postmodernists.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction|Drew Smith|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The absurdity of the prefix is immediately clear in that no-one ever speaks of “working fathers.”
Mark Twain wanted to point out the absurdity of taking the allegories and the figurative language of the Bible literally.Mark Twain|Archibald Henderson
Where legislatures enact laws against opinion, their acts are a nullity and absurdity.The Battle of The Press|Theophila Carlile Campbell
He is amazed at the absurdity of their burial rites, and he astonishes Hermes by quoting Homer on the subject.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
Men were not actually engaged in the absurdity of striving to be free from connection with nature and one another.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
During the late war the sailors, when on shore, would resort to every absurdity to get rid of their money.Freehold Land Societies|J. Ewing Ritchie
late 15c., from Middle French absurdité, from Late Latin absurditatem (nominative absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," noun of state from Latin absurdus "out of tune;" figuratively "incongruous, silly, senseless," from ab-, intensive prefix, + surdus "dull, deaf, mute" (see susurration).