Textual thesaurus for "absurd"

(adj) derisory, cockeyed, idiotic, ludicrous, laughable, preposterous, ridiculous, nonsensical

incongruous;inviting ridicule

the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework; that's a cockeyed idea; ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer; a contribution so small as to be laughable; it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion; a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history; her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

(noun) the absurd

a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth--Albert Camus