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Example sentences containing 'absurd'

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It was just nasty, absurd and misogynistic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So 20 is just absurd. The Sun (2016)They are obsessed with catching the attention of people to think about absurd claims. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The vitriol she pours out is false and absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To be charged to ask a question is just absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Neither is likely to relish any continuing role in this increasingly absurd drama. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This notion that we should just be thrown to the lions and make do is absurd. Christianity Today (2000)The call for new ideas is absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a celebration of all that was utterly ridiculous and absurd and great about pop music. John Harris THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)There is something wonderfully absurd about cycling at night. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is such an absurd allegation it is difficult to deal with. The Sun (2008)This replacement of part of their natural diet with specially grown crops is absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such claims are as absurd now as they were then. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is absurd and makes it look almost certain it will be kicked into the long grass. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now the bishops themselves seem to have realised what an absurd idea it was. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such absurd claims are all too common. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only thing more absurd than the accusation was that some felt the need to argue against it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Try to make it less absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Already we live in a different world and some people's energy choices increasingly look absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An absurd accusation, you might think. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yes, of course there was something slightly absurd about his relationship with wine. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)I find it absurd that government can make a plant that grows in the ground illegal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For months now, regime spokesmen have been repeating the absurd allegation that unrest is due to external agitation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those (including me) who have sought to defend the distinction have sounded increasingly absurd and out of touch. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Translations for 'absurd'

British English: absurd /əbˈsɜːd/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is absurd, you think that it is ridiculous or that it does not make sense.
It is absurd to be discussing compulsory redundancy policies for teachers.
  • American English: absurd
  • Arabic: سَخِيف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: absurdo
  • Chinese: 荒唐的
  • Croatian: apsurdan
  • Czech: absurdní
  • Danish: absurd
  • Dutch: absurd
  • European Spanish: absurdo
  • Finnish: järjetön
  • French: absurde
  • German: absurd
  • Greek: παράλογος
  • Italian: assurdo
  • Japanese: ばかげた
  • Korean: 불합리한
  • Norwegian: absurd
  • Polish: absurdalny
  • European Portuguese: absurdo
  • Romanian: absurd
  • Russian: абсурдный
  • Spanish: absurdo
  • Swedish: absurd
  • Thai: ไร้สาระ
  • Turkish: saçma
  • Ukrainian: безглуздий
  • Vietnamese: ngớ ngẩn


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