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 Dictionary entry overview: What does absurdity mean? 

  The noun ABSURDITY has 2 senses:

1. a message whose content is at variance with reason
2. a ludicrous folly

  Familiarity information: ABSURDITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1absurdity [BACK TO TOP]


A message whose content is at variance with reason

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


absurdity; absurdness; ridiculousness

Hypernyms ("absurdity" is a kind of...):

bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

Sense 2absurdity [BACK TO TOP]


A ludicrous folly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


fatuity; fatuousness; silliness; absurdity

Context example:

the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

Hypernyms ("absurdity" is a kind of...):

folly; foolishness; unwiseness (the trait of acting stupidly or rashly)

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