Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun absurd

1 sense of absurd

Sense 1
absurd, the absurd -- (a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus)
       => situation, state of affairs -- (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "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)

Antonyms of adj absurd

2 senses of absurd

Sense 1
absurd -- (inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman)

INDIRECT (VIA illogical) -> logical -- (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind")

Sense 2
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous -- (incongruous;inviting ridicule; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA foolish) -> wise -- (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment")

Similarity of adj absurd

2 senses of absurd

Sense 1
absurd -- (inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman)
       => illogical (vs. logical), unlogical -- (lacking in correct logical relation)

Sense 2
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous -- (incongruous;inviting ridicule; "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")
       => foolish (vs. wise) -- (devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision")

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