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absurd

adjective
 
 
/əbˈzɜːd/
B2 very silly: an absurd situation/suggestionStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
absurdity noun [C, U] absurdly adverb
Translations of “absurd”
in Korean 터무니 없는…
in Arabic سَخيف…
in French absurde…
in Turkish çok saçma, aptalca…
in Italian assurdo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荒謬的,荒唐的, 愚蠢的, 可笑的…
in Russian нелепый…
in Polish absurdalny…
in Spanish absurdo…
in Portuguese absurdo, ridículo…
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…
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