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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? 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.
absurdly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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 suddenly struck by the absurdity of the situation. There are all sorts of absurdities in the proposal.
(Definition of absurd from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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