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NOUN (2)

1. a message whose content is at variance with reason;
[syn: absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness]

2. a ludicrous folly;
- Example: "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
[syn: absurdity, fatuity, fatuousness, silliness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction. [1913 Webster] His travels were full of absurdities. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

absurdity n 1: a message whose content is at variance with reason [syn: absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness] 2: a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior" [syn: absurdity, fatuity, fatuousness, silliness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "absurdity": absurdness, act of folly, aimlessness, amphigory, anticness, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, bizarreness, bizarrerie, blabber, blather, blunder, bombast, bootlessness, claptrap, craziness, curiousness, daftness, deformity, dottiness, double-talk, drivel, drollery, drollness, drool, dumb trick, eccentricity, emptiness, error, fallacy, fantasticality, fantasticalness, fatuity, fecklessness, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, folly, foolishness, freakishness, fruitlessness, fudge, funniness, fustian, futility, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, grotesqueness, grotesquerie, hilarity, hocus-pocus, hollowness, hopelessness, humbug, humorousness, illogicality, impossibility, impossible, impossibleness, impotence, imprudence, inanity, inconceivability, incongruity, indiscretion, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, inefficacy, insanity, irrationality, jabber, jargon, laughability, ludicrousness, malformation, meaninglessness, monstrosity, monstrousness, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, no chance, nonsense, nonsensicality, nugacity, nuttiness, oddity, otiosity, outlandishness, outrageousness, oxymoron, pack of nonsense, palaver, paradox, peculiarity, pointlessness, prate, prattle, preposterousness, pricelessness, profitlessness, purposelessness, quaintness, queerness, quizzicalness, rant, rat race, richness, ridiculousness, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, self-contradiction, senselessness, silliness, singularity, skimble-skamble, sottise, strangeness, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, stupid thing, stupidity, teratism, the absurd, the funny side, the impossible, trash, triviality, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, unimaginability, unproductiveness, unprofitability, unprofitableness, unreasonableness, unthinkability, unwise step, valuelessness, vanity, vaporing, vicious circle, waffling, weirdness, what cannot be, what cannot happen, whimsicalness, wildness, witlessness, wittiness, worthlessness
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

ABSURDITY, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.