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ABSURDITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does absurdity mean? 

ABSURDITY (noun)
  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 


ABSURDITY (noun)


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Meaning:

A message whose content is at variance with reason

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

A ludicrous folly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

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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