The definition of absurdity is something that is ridiculous or impossible.
An example of an absurdity is saying you will never die.
(countable) That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logicalcontradiction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
(uncountable) The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
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Origin of absurdity
First attested around 1472. From Middle English absurdite, then from either Middle French absurdité, or from Late Latin absurditas (“dissonance, incongruity”), from Latinabsurdus + + -itas + -quality, state, degree. Equivalent to absurd + -ity.
Absurdity Sentence Examples
She pulled back and shook her head at the absurdity of his entrance.
One capital argument of the Christians was the absurdity of a man making an idol and then being afraid of or adoring the work of his own hands.
But there is an inherent absurdity when you try to take a compliant approach.
Plutarch remarked the fact that the Greek myths of Cronus, of Dionysus, of Apollo and the Python, and of Demeter, " all the things that are shrouded in mystic ceremonies and are presented in rites," " do not fall short in absurdity of the legends about Osiris and Typhon."
The final scene in the BBC production should illustrate the absurdity of the charge.