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absurdity


noun, plural ab·surd·i·ties.

  1. the state or quality of being absurd.
  2. something absurd.
n.

late 15c., from Middle French absurdité, from Late Latin absurditatem (nominative absurditas) “dissonance, incongruity,” noun of state from Latin absurdus “out of tune;” figuratively “incongruous, silly, senseless,” from ab-, intensive prefix, + surdus “dull, deaf, mute” (see susurration).

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