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absurdity (n.)

late 15c., absurdite, "that which is absurd," from Late Latin absurditatem (nominative absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," noun of state from Latin absurdus "out of tune;" figuratively "incongruous, silly, senseless" (see absurd).

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Definitions of absurdity from WordNet

absurdity (n.)
a message whose content is at variance with reason;
Synonyms: absurdness / ridiculousness
absurdity (n.)
a ludicrous folly;
the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior
Synonyms: fatuity / fatuousness / silliness
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