Absurdity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Absurdity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ absurdity
absurdity
absurdness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ imbecility
imbecility
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ alogy|
alogy|
nonsense
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ paradox
paradox
inconsistency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stultiloquy
stultiloquy
stultiloquence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ nugacity
nugacity
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blunder
blunder
muddle
bull
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Irishism|
Irishism|
=>!
Hibernicism|
=>!
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ slipslop
slipslop
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ anticlimax
anticlimax
bathos
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sophism
sophism
&c. 477
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ farce
farce
galimathias
amphigouri
rhapsody
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ farrago
farrago
&c.(disorder) 59
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ betise
betise
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ extravagance
extravagance
romance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sciamachy
sciamachy
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ sell
sell
pun
verbal quibble
macaronic
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ jargon
jargon
fustian
twaddle
&c.(no meaning) 517
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ exaggeration
exaggeration
&c. 549
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ moonshine
moonshine
stuff
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ mare's nest
mare's nest
quibble
self-delusion
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ vagary
vagary
tomfoolery
mummery
monkey trick
boutade
escapade
PARAG:Absurdity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ play the fool
play the fool
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ talk nonsense
talk nonsense
parler a tort et a travess
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ battre la campagne
battre la campagne
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ 4
=></<gr/ hanemolia bazein/gr >/>
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be absurd
be absurd
&c.->Adj.
PARAG:Absurdity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ absurd
absurd
nonsensical
preposterous
egregious
senseless
inconsistent
ridiculous
extravagant
quibbling
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ self-annulling
self-annulling
self-contradictory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ macaronic
macaronic
punning
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ foolish
foolish
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ sophistical
sophistical
&c. 477
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unmeaning
unmeaning
&c. 517
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ without rhyme or reason
without rhyme or reason
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fantastic
fantastic
PARAG:Absurdity->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ fiddlededee
fiddlededee
=>!
pish
=>!
pho
=>!
=>in the name of the Prophet--figs!
in the name of the Prophet--figs
=>(Horace Smith)

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Absurdity — Ab*surd i*ty ( [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Absurdities} ( t[i^]z). [L. absurditas: cf. F. absurdite.] 1. The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. The absurdity of the actual idea of an infinite number.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absurdity — index incongruity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • absurdity — (n.) late 15c., from M.Fr. absurdité, from L.L. absurditatem (nom. absurditas) dissonance, incongruity, noun of state from L. absurdus out of tune; figuratively incongruous, silly, senseless, from ab , intensive prefix, + surdus dull, deaf, mute… …   Etymology dictionary

  • absurdity — [n] ridiculous situation or behavior applesauce*, BS*, bull*, crap*, craziness, farce, flapdoodle*, folly, foolishness, hot air*, idiocy, illogicality, illogicalness, improbability, inanity, incongruity, insanity, irrationality, jazz*, jive*,… …   New thesaurus

  • absurdity — [ab sʉr′də tē, abzʉr′də tē; əb zʉr′də tē, əbzʉr′də tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense 2. pl. absurdities an absurd idea or thing …   English World dictionary

  • Absurdity — For other uses, see Absurd (disambiguation). An absurdity is a thing that is extremely unreasonable, so as to be foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so. Absurd is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., “this… …   Wikipedia

  • absurdity — n. it was the height of absurdity (to insist on a refund) * * * [əb sɜːdɪtɪ] it was the height of absurdity (to insist on a refund) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • absurdity — noun a)  The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. Neither [Jones] nor I (in 1966) could conceive of reducing our science to the ultimate absurdity of reading Finnish newspapers almost a century… …   Wiktionary

  • absurdity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Quality of being absurd Nouns 1. (nonsensical quality) absurdity, absurdness, nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; inanity (See folly); ludicrousness, ridiculousness, comicality; koan, oxymoron, doublethink …   English dictionary for students

  • absurdity — noun Milosevic spurned the evidence linking him to countless atrocities, calling the charges a supreme absurdity Syn: preposterousness, ridiculousness, ludicrousness, incongruity, inappropriateness, risibility, idiocy, stupidity, foolishness,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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