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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, of being completely contrary to logic or the normal order of things.
Many television shows use absurdity to make people laugh.
synonyms:
ridiculousness
similar words:
insanity, nonsense
definition 2: something that makes no sense or is not at all in the normal order of things.
The notion of a female doctor seemed an absurdity to most Americans in the early nineteenth century.
similar words:
folly, insanity, nonsense