Definitions for =$word?>
The noun absurd has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
(a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless; "The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"
The adj absurd has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
(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)
(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")