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absurd

adjective  /əbˈsɜrd, æb-, -ˈzɜrd/ us  
ridiculous or completely unreasonable: [+ to infinitive] It is absurd for the council to cut taxes without proposing another way to raise money.
absurdity
noun [C/U]  /əbˈsɜr·dɪ·t̬i, æb-, -ˈzɜrd-/ us  
It's a serious situation but with some absurdity, and managing the balance between serious and funny is a delicate matter.
(Definition of absurd from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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