absurd


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absurd

Philosophy the conception of the world, esp in Existentialist thought, as neither designed nor predictable but irrational and meaningless
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Why did you go to the Ladies' Aid in that absurd fashion?"
"Yes'm, I know; but, please, I didn't know it was absurd until I went and found out they'd rather see their report grow than Jimmy.
To herself she said that of course she should at once undo the absurd work of her niece's fingers, and put her hair up properly again.
But how to get that appallingly absurd notion into the heads of the middle classes so that there should be no mistake?
It would be absurd to spend two hundred a year, the least he could live on at a university, for three years at Oxford which would lead him no nearer to earning his living.
He was afraid that Miss Wilkinson would think him a milksop: after all she was a young woman, sometimes quite pretty, and he was getting on for twenty; it was absurd that they should talk of nothing but art and literature.
I tried to make Stroeve understand that it was absurd to hunt vaguely about Paris.
"But there will be no 'worst,' for I think I can manage to frighten these absurd soldiers very easily.
"You are very absurd creatures," said she; "but I am tired of your nonsense and have no time to bother with you longer."
It's too absurd! How can we talk about such things when I cannot see you?
Yes, she will tell me directly what she told me before; that there is no foundation for my suspicions, that it's absurd."
At that moment, when the revelation of everything was hanging over him, there was nothing he expected so much as that she would answer mockingly as before that his suspicions were absurd and utterly groundless.