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absurd

adjective uk   /əbˈsɜːd/ us    /-ˈsɝːd/
B2 stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way: What an absurd thing to say! Don't be so absurd! Of course I want you to come. It's an absurd situation - neither of them will talk to the other. Do I look absurd in this hat?Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind the absurd things that happen that are stupid or unreasonable: The whole situation borders on the absurd. She has a keen sense of the absurd.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
absurdly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
You're behaving absurdly. It was absurdly expensive.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
absurdity
noun [U or C] uk   /əbˈzɜː.dɪ.ti/ /-ˈsɜː-/ us    /-ˈzɝː.də.t̬i/
Standing there naked, I was suddenly struck by the absurdity of the situation. There are all sorts of absurdities in the proposal.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of absurd from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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