absurdity absurdity  /əb ˈsɜr də ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message whose content is at variance with reason
  2. (n) a ludicrous folly

Usage(s):

  1. The war in Afghanistan the war that President-elect Barack Obama pledged to fight and win has become an aimless absurdity.
  2. She has been relentlessly explaining the absurdity of our throwaway culture to me and many others for decades.
  3. As nerdy, abrasive Walter White acclimates to the drug world to provide for his family after his death, Bad captures both the absurdity and the emotional reality of his situation.

News

  1. Boris Diaw is going completely nuts

    San Antonio ended the first half of Game 6 on an absurd run anchored by the highlight of absurdity: Boris Diaw dominating every regard. He was out there tossing great passes, defending wonderfully, and doing this: Out of curiosity: How much more of this does Boris need to do to draw Finals MVP consideration? I know that's out of the question, but...like...is it?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: 'You guys' need to watch your language

    As a duly sworn officer of the speech police, it is once again my sad duty to report a blatant offense against our beautiful language, namely the expression "you guys" when referring to mixed groups of men and women. One would think that simple observation would be sufficient to establish the absurdity of such usage. While not as egregious as the stunningly stupid expression "walking on ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  3. Controlling the Chaos of Fame: The Bling Ring and This Is the End

    If you want to wrap your head around the absurdity of celebrity in 2013, the New York Times Magazine 's recent profile of Stalker Sarah is a good place to start. Sarah, 17, spends 40 hours a week hunting down celebrities so she can take pictures with them for little to no monetary profit on her end. From the profile: Read more...        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gawker

Quotes

  1. "This decision is a legal absurdity and I have every confidence that the French courts will resolve the matter justly and impartially," Briatore said in a statement confirming the court action on Sunday.
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Flavio Briatore Source: Reuters India

  2. "What issues from the Jews' attempts at making art must necessarily therefore bear attributes of coldness and indifference, even to triviality and absurdity," Wagner wrote.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Richard Wagner Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "They find the absurdity of who we are in every situation. That's what they're fantastic at. Even in a movie as tense as this, they give you the ability to kind of chuckle and inhale and take a breath," said Brolin. "You never know what's...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Josh Brolin Source: Washington Post

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