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"absurd" in British English

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absurdadjective

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?the absurd things that ​happen that are ​stupid or ​unreasonable: The ​wholesituation borders on the absurd. She has a ​keensense of the absurd.

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absurdly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
You're ​behaving absurdly. It was absurdly ​expensive.
absurdity
noun [U or C] uk   /əbˈzɜː.dɪ.ti/ /-ˈsɜː-/  us   /-ˈzɝː.də.t̬i/
Standing there ​naked, I was ​suddenlystruck by the absurdity of the ​situation. There are all ​sorts of absurdities in the ​proposal.
(Definition of absurd from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absurd" in American English

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absurdadjective

 us   /əbˈsɜrd, æb-, -ˈzɜrd/
ridiculous or ​completelyunreasonable: [+ to infinitive] It is absurd for the ​council to ​cuttaxes without ​proposing another way to ​raisemoney.
absurdity
noun [C/U]  us   /əbˈsɜr·dɪ·t̬i, æb-, -ˈzɜrd-/
It's a ​serioussituation but with some absurdity, and ​managing the ​balance between ​serious and ​funny is a ​delicatematter.
(Definition of absurd from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “absurd”
in Korean 터무니 없는…
in Arabic سَخيف…
in Malaysian tidak masuk akal…
in French absurde…
in Russian нелепый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荒謬的,荒唐的, 愚蠢的, 可笑的…
in Italian assurdo…
in Turkish çok saçma, aptalca…
in Polish absurdalny…
in Spanish absurdo…
in Vietnamese ngớ ngẩn…
in Portuguese absurdo, ridículo…
in Thai ไม่เป็นเหตุเป็นผล…
in German absurd…
in Catalan absurd…
in Japanese ばかばかしい, 常識に反した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 荒谬的,荒唐的, 愚蠢的, 可笑的…
in Indonesian tidak masuk akal…
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