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  • adjective comparative form of absurd: more absurd

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Examples

  • It's always had its absurder moments, but at least they got the basic relationship between planets, stars and the galaxy right, with a clear understanding of the mechanics of interstellar travel, as opposed to the simple business of jaunting around a solar system.

    MIND MELD: What Are The Most Realistic (and the Most Ridiculous) Uses of Science in SciFi Film and TV?

  • You certainly have to go back a long way to find this level of extreme, open contempt for disabled people, even if they never benefited as much as other minority groups from the enhanced sensitivity and respect which accompanied the absurder excesses of political correctness.

    If you really want to hurt someone, call them a Gervais | Catherine Bennett

  • Mercury a dog's, Pan like a goat, Heccate with three heads, one with a beard, another without; see more in Carterius and [6517] Verdurius of their monstrous forms and ugly pictures: and, which was absurder yet, they told them these images came from heaven, as that of Minerva in her temple at

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hourly, it seems, things just keep getting absurder and absurder.

    Insults at twenty paces: and may neither man miss

  • Of course it was a great compliment, his asking you to take a class in the Sunday-school, though I could have told him that he couldn't possibly have made an absurder choice, and you might very well have contented yourself with regretting your utter unfitness for such a post without exposing your ignorance in the way you did.

    Austin and His Friends

  • One might react back to the remaining choice -- no love at all -- and that was absurder and more tragic still, since man was made (among other ends) to love.

    Dangerous Ages

  • With many hesitations, and with much inward resentment of the folly of the thing, Salisbury told his tale, and repeated reluctantly the absurd intelligence and the absurder doggerel of the scrap of paper, expecting to hear Dyson burst out into a roar of laughter.

    The House of Souls

  • Now I respect and love you, as you well know: but every now and then reason steps in and proves to me that I am seven years your senior -- which is absurd, and the absurder for the grave wise face you put upon it.

    Hetty Wesley

  • With many hesitations, and with much inward resentment of the folly of the thing, Salisbury told his tale, and repeated reluctantly the absurd intelligence and the absurder doggerel of the scrap of paper, expecting to hear Dyson burst out into a roar of laughter.

    Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Mystic-Humorous Stories

  • It isn't any absurder, though, than me in an orphan asylum, or you as a conservative settled matron, or Marty Keene a social butterfly in Paris.

    Dear Enemy

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