Absurd synonyms and antonyms

əb-sûrd', -zûrd'

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Without good sense; silly; unwise
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Contrary to logic; lacking sense or sound reasoning.
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Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.
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Special, unusual, or esoteric
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(Usage Problem) Insupportable; intolerable.
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(Uncommon) Capable of being doubted; doubtful; dubious; dubitable. .
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Contrary to reason or rationality; senseless; unreasonable; absurd
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Embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
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Not possible, not able to be done.
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Necessary or to be expected because of what has gone before; that follows as reasonable
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Of, having the nature of, or characteristic of an idiot; very foolish or stupid
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Unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc.
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Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
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Angry; resentful:
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Extremely foolish or silly.
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So senseless as to be laughable
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The definition of asinine is to be silly, stupid or ridiculous.
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Foolish; ridiculous; absurd:
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Expressing derision; derisive.
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Fitted to excite laughter; humorous.
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The definition of crazy is someone or something that is insane or not mentally sound.
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Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.
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Impossible to do or carry out:
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Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
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Not feasible; not easily done; impracticable
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Not superable; that cannot be overcome or passed over; insurmountable
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Not to be believed; incredible:
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Lacking sense or meaning; foolish; silly
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The definition of preposterous is something that is absurd or ridiculous.
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Of statements that contradict themselves, ultimately logically corrupting the statement.
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Indulging in unrealistic fancies; visionary
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So senseless as to be laughable
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(Archaic) Remarkable
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Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness.
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Grotesque is defined as repulsively ugly or shocking.
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The definition of incongruous is something that doesn't fit in or that is jarring in relation to its surroundings.
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Having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc.
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Like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, stupid, idiotic.
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Utterly foolish
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Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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Lacking judgment, realism, or firmness.
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Extremely foolish or stupid.
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Comical in an extravagantly ludicrous or slapstick manner
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Not plausible; not credible
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Causing laughter; laughable; funny; amusing
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Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque
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Of an assertion, that is contradictory or not supported.
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(Describing a person) crazy or insane
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So senseless as to be laughable
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Eccentric or irrational:
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An asinine act or remark
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The quality of being ridiculous; absurdity.
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Not great; calculable:
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(Informal) Foolish; slightly crazy or mad; eccentric.
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(Slang) Foolish; silly:
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So senseless as to be laughable
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Prompted by wisdom; judicious; sound
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An absurd idea or thing
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A conclusion or a statement that does not logically follow from what preceded it.
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In horse management an unsound horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.
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(Archaic) Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something.
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(Informal) Offensively forward or disrespectful:
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Absurdly impractical or visionary, especially to the neglect of more useful activity.
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(Literature) Written in a hodgepodge mixture of two or more languages.
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So senseless as to be laughable
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Having or showing little sense, judgment, or sobriety; foolish, stupid, absurd, ludicrous, irrational, etc.
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A picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain features or mannerisms are exaggerated for satirical effect
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(In plural) A party game in which players mime a word or phrase that the other players must try to guess.
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Capable of reasoning; rational:
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Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.
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Slightly crazy
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Lacking common sense
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Under the influence of a narcotic
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(US) Excessively sweet, emotional, nostalgic; cheesy; mushy. (British equivalent: soppy)
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So senseless as to be laughable
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a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; --Albert Camus
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Showing or resulting from a lack of normal intelligence; foolish; irrational
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Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
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Ineffectual; useless:
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Located far from civilized areas; remote:
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(Uncountable) A ridiculous or empty show.
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Something that is inane.
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That which is incredible.
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An irrational idea, expression, or act.
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Synonym Study

  • Silly and ridiculous apply to whatever excites amusement or contempt by reason of extreme foolishness, silly often indicating an utterly nonsensical quality
  • Foolish describes that which shows lack of good judgment or of common sense don't take foolish chances
  • Preposterous is used to describe anything flagrantly absurd or ludicrous
  • Ludicrous is applied to something that provokes laughter or scorn because of incongruity or exaggeration a ludicrous facial expression, a ludicrous suggestion
  • Absurd means laughably inconsistent with what is judged as true or reasonable an absurd conclusion
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