becoming or acting unlike wise practice or sound view; inconsistent with good sense; absurd; absurd: since, an absurd statement; absurd conduct; an absurd fellow.
especially In reasoning or philosophy, inconsistent with explanation; logically contradictory; impossible: as, that the entire is less than the sum its parts is an absurd proposition; an absurd theory.
Synonyms Absurd, Silly, Foolish, Stupid, Irrational, Unreasonable, Preposterous, Infatuated, absurd, nonsensical, mindless, incongruous, unwise, ill-judged, ill-advised. (See foolish.) Foolish, ridiculous, and preposterous imply a contradiction of wise practice, increasing in level from silly, which will be commonly applied where in fact the contradiction is small or trivial. What is silly is described as weakness of mind, and provokes our contempt. What is absurd is still weaker, and more contemptible in its insufficient sense; silly may be the extreme in that direction. That which is absurd does not straight advise weakness of mind, but it is glaringly in opposition to common sense and explanation: since, that anything should-be unequal to is outrageous. What is preposterous is the level of absurdity, an absurdity as conspicuous as getting something wrong part before; it excites amazement that any one should-be capable of these types of an extreme of foolishness. That which is unreasonable is unlike explanation, although not particularly to commonsense. Unreasonable is much more often used of this relation of males to one another; it suggests less discredit on comprehension, but even more to the will, showing an unwillingness to comply with explanation. Irrational some ideas, conclusions; unreasonable demands, presumptions, folks. An infatuated person is really so possessed by a misleading idea or passion that his ideas and conduct tend to be managed because of it and changed into folly. He who's stupid seems to have little intelligence; whatever is stupid is the fact that which may be normal in a person whose powers of thinking are faulty or suspended.