Meaning of absurdly in English:


Pronunciation /əbˈsəːdli/

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  • 1In an absurd way; ridiculously.

    ‘he brags absurdly about his horse’
    • ‘This list wasn't originally intended for a quiz so some are absurdly easy and others impossibly hard.’
    • ‘The contempt and indifference for her own child, which she continually voices, is absurdly unbelievable.’
    • ‘It also sets an absurdly high standard of perfection for market performance.’
    • ‘He scowled, pretending anger to make up for the insane urge to grin absurdly.’
    • ‘Pudding was another matter altogether, and as someone with an absurdly sweet tooth, this was a genuine treat.’
    • ‘But the charge wouldn't stick, and when I protested, they did me, absurdly, for drunk driving.’
    • ‘We had, vainly and absurdly, tried to unroll the garden hose.’
    • ‘And the writing is so pithy, so good at capturing the absurdly poignant with linguistic economy.’
    • ‘I don't doubt that I'll find it more engaging, because when Chinese movies are funny, they are absurdly funny.’
    • ‘Next, a new administration should tackle the city's absurdly high business taxes.’
    • ‘Still more, like Mustique and Palm Island, are absurdly luxurious.’
    • ‘But this absurdly picturesque square also poses our first major dilemma: which of the four bars to choose?’
    • ‘It's incoherent, absurdly argued, poorly written and precious beyond words.’
    • ‘Great use of sound, lighting and camera angles draw you in to this absurdly eerie little shaggy-dog story.’
    • ‘I dropped off the prints at Mark's absurdly tidy and trendy flat.’
    • ‘Instead of greater freedom, what results is absurdly long workdays in stressful environments.’
    • ‘They tend not to be so absurdly competitive, they're more realistic and, I'd thought, more empathic.’
    • ‘It is an oddity of the Internet that you type in a request and an absurdly large number of ‘hits’ are recorded.’
    • ‘It has become absurdly easy to frame whatever group is supposed to take the blame for an atrocity.’
    • ‘That, too, was absurdly crowded, not least because of a rare live appearance from, yes, Lily Savage.’
    1. 1.1as submodifier To a very surprising extent.
      ‘the share price is absurdly low’
      • ‘His legs took a few tentative steps into the room, the sound of his boots on the soft wood absurdly loud in his ears.’
      • ‘I must confess, however, I'm finding the terror cycle an absurdly entertaining piece of global sport.’
      • ‘He isn't a decent offensive option - he's shooting 43.3 percent for his career, absurdly low for a center.’
      • ‘Carpenter thinks the cramps were a result of dehydration on an absurdly hot October day.’
      • ‘The answer, like the question, is absurdly simple.’
      • ‘Investment in search system design is already absurdly low.’
      • ‘Today the rockets that we use to get from earth into space are absurdly expensive.’
      • ‘An absurdly overvalued dollar is making imports hypercompetitive.’
      • ‘We find such comments absurdly discriminatory in nature.’
      • ‘And second, the pension deficit is absurdly high.’
      • ‘Looking back, the designation appears and sounds absurdly portentous.’
      • ‘I rock back and forth, clutching myself with my arms, feeling absurdly empty.’
      • ‘They all look like plastic action figures with bulging muscles for the male characters and absurdly exaggerated upper bodies for the female characters.’
      • ‘Republican-dominated legislatures and election officials have adopted absurdly difficult registration rules.’
      • ‘Last year was little better, with little overtaking and an absurdly low attrition rate which saw only five cars fail to finish.’
      • ‘A very useful trick - and absurdly simple, too - is to notice when the defender looks away from his man.’
      • ‘The government has put the figure at 60,000 people, though industry analysts say that is absurdly low.’
      • ‘So unpopular has their botched plan become that not a single force met the absurdly short deadline.’
      • ‘In fact, he is so good that I have gotten absurdly tongue-tied both times I've met him in the last month or so.’
      • ‘I am irritated but not surprised at how absurdly positive the portrayal of these changes has been in the mainstream media.’
      preposterously, ridiculously, ludicrously, farcically, laughably, risibly
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