Origin of absurdity
OTHER WORDS FROM absurditysu·per·ab·surd·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·ab·surd·i·ties.
Words nearby absurdity
How to use absurdity in a sentence
The draw of the deep dish is its absurdity, not its greatness.If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago’s True Pizza, Think Again|Joshua Eferighe|December 11, 2020|Ozy
Sometimes, absurdity is the best part, to be honest, because it allows authentic human reaction to mix with a sort of inconsequential ridiculousness that provides complication only in the moment and matters only on the field of play.The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughing|Jerry Brewer|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Peak absurdity came in 1978, when one poll declared Southern California the winner while the other named Alabama, even though Southern California had manhandled Alabama in Alabama that year.
Laughter, like humor, typically sparks from recognizing the incongruities or absurdities of a situation.Laughing Is Good For Your Mind And Your Body – Here’s What The Research Shows|LGBTQ-Editor|November 23, 2020|No Straight News
Aside from the absurdity of some of the shots, his efficiency stands out as even more ridiculous.The Suns And Mavs Shouldn’t Have Surprised Us … But We Didn’t See T.J. Warren Coming|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|August 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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.”
"They make me feel injustice and look upon absurdity," replied this philosopher of thirteen.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Lucy looked at her cousin; the absurdity of the scene was too much for her; she closed the door and laughed till she cried.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But in what previous age could it have been used at all without evident absurdity?The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
As a religion Buddhism is an absurdity; in fact, it is no religion at all, only a system of moral philosophy.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Did not a famous theologian recognize the absurdity of admitting the existence of a God and arresting His course?Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier