- the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
- pl. -·ties an absurd idea or thing
The definition of absurdity is something that is ridiculous or impossible.
An example of an absurdity is saying you will never die.
(countable and uncountable, plural absurdities)
- She pulled back and shook her head at the absurdity of his entrance.
- 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."
- 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.
- The absurdity of excluding the plebeians from all but a merely theoretical citizenship, based on the negative fact of freedom, seems to have become apparent before the close of the monarchical period.
- He chooses this order so as to work up to a climax of error and absurdity in heathen worship. The direct natureworship of the Chaldeans is shown to be false because its objects are works of the Creator, fashioned for the use of men.