Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an absurd manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an absurd manner; in a manner inconsistent with reason or obvious propriety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree

Etymologies

absurd +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was forced to insist that the iPad is not made in sweatshops, and began to define the term absurdly, comparing his factories with California high schools.

    Reverend Billy: The Facts vs. The Earth

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  • The wigwam had been pitched near the Home of the Water Fairies, -- a name absurdly changed by the people of North Conway to Diana's Bath, -- and on entering he was invited to take meat.

    Myths and Legends of Our Own Land — Volume 04 : Tales of Puritan Land

  • Not only is the word absurdly general, what type of crazies was he referring to, but also harmlessly effective at describing a pattern of behavior.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • He still speaks in that unique way – every word absurdly stressed and accompanied by a nod of the head.

    The Saturday interview: David Frost

  • I'd like to take a time out from the heated debate over the worst person in the world designation absurdly bestowed on Karen to come to the defense of another Swamplander.

    Timing Is Everything - Swampland - TIME.com

  • KURTZ: So why exactly did 15,000 journalists descend on Boston for a convention they kept describing as absurdly scripted to the last balloon drop?

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2004

  • The claim that knacks don't exist -- absurdly, that is what many supposedly wise men claim!

    Heartfire

  • The girls in the wings were rapturous in their enthusiasm, and were calling her absurdly extravagant titles of endearment, and making so much noise that Kripps stopped grinning at her from the entrance, and looked back over his shoulder as he looked when he threatened fines and calls for early rehearsal.

    Episodes in Van Bibber's Life

  • The old road went through a place called absurdly enough Paris, from the quantity of gypsum with which the neighbourhood abounds; and fine specimens of silurian fossils of the trilobite family and of madrepores, millepores, and corallics, are found here.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2

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