1. Adjective.  Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous.
  2. Noun.  (obsolete) An absurdity. — (w, Alexander Pope) .
  3. Noun.  (context, with '''the''') That which is absurd.
  4. Noun.  (philosophy) The opposition between the human search for meaning in life and the inability to find any.

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