Origin of absurd
Examples from the Web for absurdly
The problem runs far deeper, to an absurdly narrow legal definition of ‘corruption’ that throws democracy on the trash heap.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Absurdly, even our battlefield troops must now consider the risk of being sued in UK courts by enemy fighters.Britain’s PM Cameron And His Awful Assault on Human Rights Court|Nico Hines|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even a rapid descent has been painted, absurdly, as a “low and quiet” run under the radar.MH370’s Pilots Behaved As They Should in an Emergency, Not as Sinister Killers|Clive Irving|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Galactic” was an absurdly romantic tag to attach to the program.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams|Clive Irving|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To establishment Republicans and Democrats, that sounds like an absurdly narrow and implausible vision.
I was absurdly devoted to him; I suppose because we were so different in some things.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime|Oscar Wilde
He tied his horses in front of the hotel—the quaintest old stuccoed house, too absurdly unlike a "hotel" for anything—and entered.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
In the opinion of another excellent officer he seemed utterly, absurdly incompetent to wield a large army.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
Then, not knowing what to do, I took off my hat and made her an absurdly exaggerated bow.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
With him came a little interpreter, with bent shoulders, a greasy face, and an absurdly long nose.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
British Dictionary definitions for absurdly
Word Origin for absurd
Word Origin and History for absurdly
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.