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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A philosophy, often translated into art forms, holding that humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe and that any search for order by them will bring them into direct conflict with this universe: "True absurdism is not less but more real than reality” ( John Simon).
  • n. An act or instance of the ridiculous: "This strained conceit never quite locates screen equivalents for the stage absurdisms” ( Village Voice).

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  • n. Absurdity, something that is absurd

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