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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Absurdity  \Ab*surd"i*ty\  (-[i^]*t[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Absurdities} 
  (-t[i^]z).  [L.  absurditas:  cf  F.  absurdite.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  absurd  or  inconsistent  with  obvious 
  truth,  reason,  or  sound  judgment.  ``The  absurdity  of  the 
  actual  idea  of  an  infinite  number.''  --Locke. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  absurd;  an  absurd  action  a  logical 
  contradiction. 
 
  His  travels  were  full  of  absurdities.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  absurdity 
  n  1:  a  message  whose  content  is  at  variance  with  reason  [syn:  {absurdness}, 
  {ridiculousness}] 
  2:  a  ludicrous  folly;  "the  crowd  laughed  at  the  absurdity  of 
  the  clown's  behavior"  [syn:  {fatuity},  {fatuousness},  {silliness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABSURDITY,  n.  A  statement  or  belief  manifestly  inconsistent  with 
  one's  own  opinion. 
 
 




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