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absurdity

ab·surd·i·ty

absurdity

 
 
pronunciation:
b suhr dih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: absurdities
definition 1: the condition or quality of being absurd.
The absurdity of his situation, being punished for abiding by the rules, made him laugh bitterly.
synonyms:
absurdness, ridiculousness
similar words:
craziness, illogic, inanity, insanity, nonsense
definition 2: something that is absurd or lacking in order and meaning.
The notion of a female doctor seemed an absurdity in the early nineteenth century.
synonyms:
inanity
similar words:
anomaly, craziness, farce, folly, idiocy, incongruity, insanity, mockery, nonsense, stupidity, tomfoolery