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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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The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.
Sibyl Vane seemed to him to be absurdly melodramatic.
Just when you have concocted an absurdly implausible tale about a man outside, the door opens, and a tall, severe-looking woman enters, carrying what at first sight appears to be a particularly skinny bolster, with the feathers all at one end.
He remembered how often he had waited for a minute or two on the landing to get his breath after the ascent, and how absurdly his impatience to see Blanche had taken it away again.
Miss Wilkinson, however, did not write again; nor did she, as he absurdly feared, suddenly appear in Paris to make him ridiculous before his friends.
He detests the kindergarten system, and as she is absurdly prejudiced in its favour we have had to try other shops.
THE WELCOME The hotel lobby is absurdly opulent, complete with glittering chandeliers, Corinthian pillars, 46ft high ceilings and hand-painted murals.
The report authors said: "There was almost universal agreement among search firms that levels of remuneration for CEOs in large UK nonfinancial firms was absurdly high.
Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua, who made such a splash with 2001's Training Day, re-team for an absurdly violent but humourless and surprisingly dull action thriller, loosely based on the Edward Woodward TV series that ran in the 1980s.
Saying it would only allow reasonable increase in interest rates, the Treasury rejected some bids in the recent auctions that carried absurdly high yields sought by banks.
Les Anglais' insist on eating at the absurdly early hour of 6pm to 7pm.