(comparative more absurdly, superlative most absurdly)
- In an absurd fashion. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- He orated absurdly.
- Absurdly, he concluded his oration with a song.
- To an extreme degree. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- The critics were absurdly extravagant with their praise.
absurd + -ly
Variant of absurd
so clearly untrue or unreasonable as to be laughable or ridiculous
Origin of absurdFrench absurde ; from Classical Latin absurdus, not to be heard of ; from ab-, intensive + surdus, dull, deaf, insensible