Synonyms for absurd

Synonyms for (noun) absurd

Synonyms: the absurd, absurd

Definition: a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

Usage: The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth--Albert Camus

Similar words: situation, state of affairs

Definition: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

Usage: the present international situation is dangerous; wondered how such a state of affairs had come about; eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt

Synonyms for (adjective) absurd

Synonyms: absurd

Definition: inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

Usage: the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant- Walter Lippman

Similar words: unlogical, illogical

Definition: lacking in correct logical relation


Synonyms: absurd, derisory, cockeyed, idiotic, ludicrous, laughable, preposterous, ridiculous, nonsensical

Definition: incongruous;inviting ridicule

Usage: the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework; that's a cockeyed idea; ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer; a contribution so small as to be laughable; it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion; a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history; her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Similar words: foolish

Definition: devoid of good sense or judgment

Usage: foolish remarks; a foolish decision