a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth
Synonym: the absurd
inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant
so unreasonable as to invite derision
the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework|that's a cockeyed idea|ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer|a contribution so small as to be laughable|it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion|a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history|her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous