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Sentences with the adjective Absurd

8 examples:

What an absurd idea!

It is absurd to try to persuade them.

I thought it was absurd that you got punished.

We thought it was absurd that you got punished.

It is absurd to believe that young children can run faster than policemen.

Uneven comedy has some humorously absurd moments and a great cast.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Twenty-five years ago, it was absurd to think that a Japanese brand could build a high-end vehicle to challenge German luxury car leaders Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
(David Undercoffler in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Jason Gay: Tuesday’s off-court theater at Madison Square Garden, when security guards carted away a disabled Nets superfan who had allegedly been disruptive, looks like another absurd moment in a Knicks season that already feels lost.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Sentence with the comparative degree of the adjective Absurd

1 example:

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
(Thomas A. Edison)

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Absurd

1 example:

It's almost as absurd as building a nuclear reactor inside a castle.


1 example:

Famed for his illustrations of absurd contraptions, why is Heath Robinson still so popular?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

How absurd!

That's absurd.

This is absurd.

Don't be absurd.

Do not be absurd.

But that's absurd.

That is quite absurd.

Life is but an absurd dream.

I think it's absurd to do so.

It's absurd of you to do that.

It is absurd of you to do that.

Those animals' behavior is absurd.

It is absurd trying to persuade him.

It is neither more nor less than absurd.

It's absurd never to admit your mistakes.

Your method of teaching English is absurd.

He refused to accept such an absurd proposal.

Many great scientists had thought about absurd things.

It's quite absurd of you to tell her that sort of thing.

His affected manner of speaking seemed very absurd to me.

It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

This is one of those views which are so absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them.

It is absurd to look for perfection.
(Camille Pissarro)

What we call absurd is our ignorance.
(Julio Cortazar in The Winners, )

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
(Thomas Nagel)

There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
(Frank McCourt)

Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
(Allan Goldfein)

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.
(Claire Forlani)

My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd.
(Jennifer Beals)

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
(Cicero in De Divinatione)

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
(Anatole France)

To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.

It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
(John Henry Newman)

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.

I'm definitely a centrist and feel like both parties can be absurd.
(Brad Bird)

There is nothing so ridiculous absurd but some philosopher has said it.

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
(Oscar Wilde)

Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty.
(Ellen Glasgow in The Woman Within, )

It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.
(John Steinbeck in East of Eden)

Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
(Evelyn Waugh)

This seems absurd.
(Forbes - Business, )

Her son said this was 'absurd'.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

That's absurd!, says Larry Kudlow.
(CNBC, )

Ask me last year and I'd have said it was absurd.
(Forbes - Technology, )

I’m sure my premise will seem absurd to most readers.
(Forbes - Education, )

Absurd plot devices render 3-D animation film nonsensical.
(Martin Tsai in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Johnny Football is making absurd, yet questionable, plays...
(Fox News - Sports, )

It seems, in every way imaginable, to be an absurd extravagance.
(Forbes - Technology, )

VOTE HERE: Even one week ago, asking such a question would seem absurd.
(The Vancouver Sun - Hockey, )

Prosecutors give absurd reasons to exclude black people from serving on juries.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Striker represents all that's wonderfully absurd about world top players inhabit.
(Jim White in The Telegraph - Premier League, )

10 NFL management quotes that look absurd after Roger Goodell's $44 million 2012 pay.
(USA Today - NFL, )

I had pride in my craft, but I was basically making 50 cents an hour, which was absurd.
(The Independent - People, )

Listless, un-sexy and absurd story with leaden performances lacks any spark whatsoever.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Toss in other efforts from cloud vendors and even managing a cloud server seems absurd.
(ZDNet US, )

Consumer Reports warns against these 2014s with poor handling, absurd controls, lousy mpg.
(USA Today - Money, )

Jeremy Hunt today highlighted absurd variations in amounts hospitals paid for basic items.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Witty one-liners, deadpan puns and absurd gadgets were once a requisite of James Bond films.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

Let's admit it, some countries have flat-out absurd regulations, but be mindful of them or else.
(USA Today - Travel, )

This totally absurd toothpick dispenser will soon be a must-have collectible for Star Wars nerds.
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

Long before anyone told me they were absurd or amusing, let alone imperialist, racist or misogynist.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Somehow, paradoxically, they’ve managed an absurd neo-conservative appropriation of Marxist thinking.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

I recently went through a customer service experience that was so bad, so absurd that it left me in awe.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It's "absurd" to pay any attention to US nonfarm payrolls data, influential investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC.
(CNBC, )

His best-known work, Billy Liar, was about a clerk in a funeral parlour who indulges in endless absurd fantasies.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A 'men's rights' website's claim that it cost Disney a significant amount of money with their 'boycott' is absurd.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Conservative Iranian media are reporting she was fomenting a feminist revolution, which her family says is absurd.
(Susan Ormiston in CBC News - World, )

Max Mosley on 'absurd' salaries, Monisha Kalternborn's fear for prison and Sergio Perez's love for his dad, plus more.
(BBC Sport - Formula 1, )

A Liberal Democrat local government minister criticises his own department's flagship policies as "unfair" and "absurd".
(BBC News - Politics, )

Norway stages a live reading of app terms and conditions lasting over 30 hours in protest against their "absurd" length.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Telegraph View: Jeremy Corbyn poses as an innocent idealist, but his economics is absurd and his foreign policy appalling.
(Telegraph View in The Telegraph - Politics, )

We don’t blame you if you thought that Mariah Carey’s wedding diet would be something absurd like a fad or crash diet.
(Fox News - Health, )

Brian Hamilton says valuations of companies like Airbnb, at possibly $10 billion, or of WhatsApp at $19 billion, are absurd.
(CNN - World Business, )

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday his government rejects an "absurd" and "unrealistic" proposal from creditors.
(CNBC, )

An NHL policy that requires a six-month-old baby to have a ticket for a seat he can't sit in is "absurd," a Winnipeg couple says.
(CBC News in CBC Sports, )

She's provided weather forecasts and restaurant tips, been mocked as useless and answered absurd questions about what she's wearing.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

PC killer David Bieber's taxpayer funded attempt to move to a cushier prison cell has been thrown out of court and branded 'absurd'.
(Daily Mail - News, )

"Absurd" secrecy rules applying to children in care homes may have helped paedophiles target them, Education Secretary Michael Gove says.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

World No 1 Novak Djokovic has dismissed as 'absurd' a report that he once deliberately lost a match at a prestigious tournament in Paris.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Technically Incorrect: Because techies are patently absurd, Little Caesar's pizza chain offers them a poke in their techiness and a pie in their faces.
(CNET News, )

It cost an absurd amount of money to make and yet it was bizarrely lacking in content at launch: what few levels it did have were tedious and repetitive.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Avocado aliens, a walking colon with a face, and puppymonkeybaby – 2016 saw Super Bowl advertisers abandon sentimentality in favour of all things absurd.
(Lauren O'Neil in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

England captain Alastair Cook says suggestions his players use silicone tape on their bats to avoid edges being detected by Hot Spot are "laughable and absurd".
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Inspired by a real disappearance in 2011, this film is an often comically absurd story about a novelist who finds something like happiness after being abducted.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

With their ridiculous fur hats, conspicuous sunglasses, absurd facial hair and awkward poses, you'd be forgiven for laughing at these cringeworthy retro pictures.
(Daily Mail - News, )

There's plenty of absurd and deadpan humor, even slapstick, in "Prince Avalanche," a minimalist tale of mismatched workers who paint lines on isolated Texas roads.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

With a lineup that includes Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo, life at Real Madrid these days is, quite simply, absurd.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Myriam Boyer and Jean-Jacques Rausin are a mother and son both worried about dying in this absurd Belgian dramady from Xavier Seron, shot in gorgeous black-and-white.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

On a day when Chelsea enjoyed an absurd amount of possession and collected another three points in what appears a monopolistic title race, it’d be easy to overlook one man.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Sportsmail revealed that UEFA were to take an unprecedented and absurd decision by charging Manchester City after their fans let their feelings known football's governing body.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Although an Italian neurosurgeon recently boasted that he plans to conduct a human head transplant within two years, experts say this proposal is scientifically and ethically absurd.
(Fox News - Health, )

It seems absurd in this adventurous foodie city, but there was a time when Chinatown merchants were pitted against city health officials in a years-long battle over juicy pieces of barbecued pork.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

Accusers Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie have joined a lawsuit claiming he defamed them when his representatives issued public statements denouncing their stories as absurd and untrue.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

Starring Bruce Willis as one-time CIA black-ops specialist Frank Moses, "Red" was charming in a smirky way befitting its lead character and violent in an absurd magazine-emptying, explosive fashion, also befitting its star.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Any group of awards bestowed by one group of humans on another will inevitably be considered arbitrary, political, meaningless, myopic or absurd (unless, of course, you win one, at which time they become shiny symbols of wisdom and insight).
(Mary McNamara in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Amidst this absurd excess of things, money has become easier to see for what it is, less a medium of exchange than a catalyst for extraction, an arcane token of socio-economic moralizing that unjustly meters access to virtual abundance we're surrounded by but don't quite possess.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Russian President Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance against Western adversaries has deployed bulldozers, steamrollers and tractors to destroy hundreds of tons of illegally imported food in televised spectacles that some of his own countrymen are calling absurd and grotesque.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

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