absurdly absurdly  /əb ˈsɜrd li/


  • (adv) in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree


  1. Minutes earlier, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod Nano, the absurdly tiny, unbearably sexy successor to the iPod Mini.
  2. In the late 1970s, it claimed, absurdly in retrospect, that the Soviet economy was two-thirds the size of America's.
  3. He strives for historical accuracy in every way except the characters, who are deliberately cartoonish sometimes absurdly so.


  1. Review: 'Urinetown' makes quite a splash at the Eagle Theatre

    "It was so absurdly entertaining that I had to pee." URINETOWN at the Eagle Theatre: June 21-29. Tickets $25 to $30.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  2. Ben Franklin Wanted to See What Our 21st Century Lives Are Like

    Do you ever lie awake at night wondering what the world will look like in two or three hundred years? Ben Franklin did. And he thought that by the 21st century not only would humanity have some absurdly cool gadgets, men might live to be over 900 years old. Read more...        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  3. LeBron James Struggling With His Shot in the NBA Finals

    After posting absurdly efficient shooting numbers during the regular season, so far, LeBron James has been unable to re-create that magic against the San Antonio Spurs defense in the NBA Finals.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Slam


  1. Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, said: "I can't see any justification for this at all. I think that this is an absurdly disproportionate response to what is at best a minor cultural faux pas. And I think that it's done the Sudanese...
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Afrique en ligne

  2. Reviewing the film for MSNBC, Alonso Duralde wrote that Bale's Batman in "Batman Begins" "sounded absurdly deep, like a 10-year-old putting on an `adult' voice to make prank phone calls. This time, Bale affects an eerie rasp, somewhat akin to Brenda...
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Alonso Duralde Source: FOXNews

  3. Mr Duncan Smith said: "Rehabilitation of offenders should be our top priority since so much of crime is committed by people recently released from jail. The monolithic and absurdly expensive wasteful NOMS system has been proved to be a complete...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Iain Duncan Smith Source: WalesOnline

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