[ad ab-sur-duh m]
to the point of absurdity.
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- ad arbitrium,
- ad astra per aspera,
- ad captandum vulgus,
- ad damnum,
- ad eundem gradum
Origin of ad absurdum
< Latin: to (the) absurd
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An argument whereby one seeks to prove one's position by pointing out the absurdity or foolishness of an opponent's position. Also, an argument carried to such lengths that it becomes silly or ridiculous. From Latin, meaning “to absurdity.”
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