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Definition of the noun absurdity
What does absurdity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: absurdities
- a message whose content is at variance with reason
- a ludicrous folly
Alternative definition of the noun absurdity
- [uncountable] The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.
- [countable] That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.
Absurdity is a musical group.
- albums: "Urban Strife", "Undestructible", "D:Evolution"
- official website: www.absurdity-music.com
- "Absurdity" is a musical album of Jack or Jive.
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- "Absurdity" is a musical album of Drewsif Stalin's Musical Endeavors.
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- "Absurdity" is a composition.
- music by Hans Zimmer
Absurdity: An absurdity is a thing that is extremely unreasonable, so as to be foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so. "Absurd" is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., "this encyclopedia article is absurd." It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning "out of tune", hence irrational. The Latin surdus means "deaf", implying stupidity. Absurdity is contrasted with seriousness in reasoning. In general usage, absurdity may be synonymous with ridiculousness and nonsense. In specialized usage, absurdity is related to extremes in bad reasoning or pointlessness in reasoning; ridiculousness is related to extremes of incongruous juxtaposition, laughter, and ridicule; and nonsense is related to a lack of meaningfulness.
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An Inventor's Dream (2012)
The Pythagorean by Chad Douglas Bulau
Absurdity is the necessary stupidity of this place where we come together and haven't used the logic to clear it up yet. Logic is the fine arts and is used to measure up absurdity and is one level higher then clergy where knowledge is the highest ...
by Eliot Deutsch
Absurdity is the rejection of the expectation of meaning. It is the affirmation of the utter indifference of being and the recognition that this indifference is as it should be. Laughing, screaming, weeping mean nothing at all—and only then do they ...
The Nuclear Lion (2013)
What Every Citizen Should Know About Nuclear Power and Nuclear War by John Jagger
The ultimate absurdity is that no nation wants to use these arsenals because using them would be suicide. “NO NUKES” can apply largely to the banning of nuclear weapons—but not completely. The Future of Nuclear Power Should a “ NO ...
Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from the works of ... Edmund Burke (1811)
by Edmund Burke
An attempt to break this chain of subordination in any part is equally absurd ; but the absurdity is the most mischievous in practical operation, where it is the most easy, that is, where it is the most subject to an erroneous judgment. It is plainly ...
Radiohead and Philosophy (2009)
Fitter Happier More Deductive by Brandon W. Forbes, George A. Reisch
Absurdity is a state of mind, a malaise we feel when we face the world: it has to do with the feeling that maybe it just isn't worth it. The question Camus raises in The Myth of Sisyphus is whether or not life is worth living: for him, the first problem ...
by Oliver Goldsmith
Among well-bred fools we may despise much, but have little to laugh at ; nature seems to present us with an universal blank of silk, ribbands, smiles and whispers ; absurdity is the poet's game, and good breeding is the nice concealment of ...
After the Holocaust (2009)
The Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the Path to Affliction by C. Fred Alford
The world is rendered less just, less fair, but no more or no less absurd, for absurdity is an attribute of the human condition tout court. Perhaps not. If we understand absurdity as the intersection of humanity and nature, having strictly the quality ...
Hosea, Amos, Micah (2011)
by Gary V. Smith
A final absurdity is the proud claim that Israel has won great military battles at the Transjordan cities of Lo Debar (a pun on the name of this city, which means “no- thing”) and Karnaim (a pun on “horns, strength”), which they took with “our own ...
Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl
Overview The term "absurdity" first brings to mind a twentieth-century movement in drama, the Theatre of the Absurd, and related works subsumed under the category of Absurdism; writers ...
Elements of Rhetoric; Comprising the Substance of the Article in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, with Add (1834)
by Richard Whately
Sometimes, indeed, the literal meaning involves a direct absurdity. When this is the case, as in the quotation from, The Principles of Painting given in the preceding chapter, it is natural for the reader to suppose that there must be something ...
by Juhana Lemetti
ABSURDITY. Though it does not necessarily have to do with language— for instance, dreams are often absurd (Leviathan II)—absurdity, or as Hobbes calls it sometimes (De Corpore V), falsity, is primarily the privilege of creatures with a ...
by Robert M. Martin
absolutism, ethical / cultural absolutism, ethical / cultural absurdity See RELATIvIsM / ABsOLUTIsM. absorption A rule of INFERENCE: 'If P then Q' implies 'If P, then P and Q'. In sYMBOLs: P D Q therefore P D (P & Q). abstract / concrete entities ...
by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu
Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding absurdity Epistemology, modern European philosophy [from Latin absurdus, out of tone] Used as a synonym for “the irrational.” In epistemology, an obvious and undeniable contradiction or ...
by Bill Cooke
ABSURDITY. In the aftermath of giving up the anthropocentric ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1824)
Supplement to the 4th, 5th, and 6th Editions ... With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences ...
Absurdity, indeed, was a reproach that neither side had any right to cast on the other. A dissertation of Mairan, on the force of moving bodies, in the Memoires of the Academy of Sciences for 1728, is one of those in which the common measure ...
by J. M. Smits
The House of Lords held that clear statements of ministers and other promoters of legislation are admissible for the purpose of interpreting legislation which is ambiguous or obscure or leads to an absurdity. However, recently the House of ...
Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted
ABSURDITY. Absurdity refutes itself.
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- Swiss Re absurdity
They needed 3 days to mount that tent and 3 days to unmout it. All that just for the 1 day swiss re annual meeting.
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- Patent Absurdity
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- The absurdity
part of a community poetry project called Fingerprints on display at Columbia Heights Day
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- Unpacking absurdity
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- Blinded by Absurdity
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- Patent Absurdity
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1U1R1D2I1T1Y4
The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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