Pronunciation: /əbˈsɜrd/ Explain

A statement is absurd if it is inconsistent with reason or contradictory. Examples of absurd statements:

  • 1 = 2.
  • Apples are rocks.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, absurd. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 9. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

More Information

  • Peter M. Nardi. Logically Absurd and Contradictory. psmag.com. Pacific Standard Magazine. The Social Justice Foundation. 6/19/2018. https://psmag.com/books-and-culture/logically-absurd-and-contradictory-17468.

Cite this article as:

McAdams, David E. Absurd. 4/11/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/absurd.html.

Revision History

4/11/2019: Changed equations and expressions to new format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
6/18/2018: Expanded examples, added word links. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version (McAdams, David E.)

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