Definition of absurdly in English:



  • 1In an absurd way; ridiculously.

    ‘he brags absurdly about his horse’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But this absurdly picturesque square also poses our first major dilemma: which of the four bars to choose?’
    • ‘That, too, was absurdly crowded, not least because of a rare live appearance from, yes, Lily Savage.’
    • ‘Still more, like Mustique and Palm Island, are absurdly luxurious.’
    • ‘They tend not to be so absurdly competitive, they're more realistic and, I'd thought, more empathic.’
    • ‘Pudding was another matter altogether, and as someone with an absurdly sweet tooth, this was a genuine treat.’
    • ‘He scowled, pretending anger to make up for the insane urge to grin absurdly.’
    • ‘It has become absurdly easy to frame whatever group is supposed to take the blame for an atrocity.’
    • ‘Next, a new administration should tackle the city's absurdly high business taxes.’
    • ‘And the writing is so pithy, so good at capturing the absurdly poignant with linguistic economy.’
    • ‘Great use of sound, lighting and camera angles draw you in to this absurdly eerie little shaggy-dog story.’
    • ‘This list wasn't originally intended for a quiz so some are absurdly easy and others impossibly hard.’
    • ‘Instead of greater freedom, what results is absurdly long workdays in stressful environments.’
    • ‘It is an oddity of the Internet that you type in a request and an absurdly large number of ‘hits’ are recorded.’
    • ‘I don't doubt that I'll find it more engaging, because when Chinese movies are funny, they are absurdly funny.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I dropped off the prints at Mark's absurdly tidy and trendy flat.’
    • ‘It's incoherent, absurdly argued, poorly written and precious beyond words.’
    1. 1.1[as submodifier]To a very surprising extent.
      ‘the share price is absurdly low’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And second, the pension deficit is absurdly high.’
      • ‘His legs took a few tentative steps into the room, the sound of his boots on the soft wood absurdly loud in his ears.’
      • ‘Looking back, the designation appears and sounds absurdly portentous.’
      • ‘I must confess, however, I'm finding the terror cycle an absurdly entertaining piece of global sport.’
      • ‘I am irritated but not surprised at how absurdly positive the portrayal of these changes has been in the mainstream media.’
      • ‘I rock back and forth, clutching myself with my arms, feeling absurdly empty.’
      • ‘An absurdly overvalued dollar is making imports hypercompetitive.’
      • ‘Investment in search system design is already absurdly low.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A very useful trick - and absurdly simple, too - is to notice when the defender looks away from his man.’
      • ‘Today the rockets that we use to get from earth into space are absurdly expensive.’
      • ‘We find such comments absurdly discriminatory in nature.’
      • ‘The government has put the figure at 60,000 people, though industry analysts say that is absurdly low.’
      • ‘The answer, like the question, is absurdly simple.’
      • ‘So unpopular has their botched plan become that not a single force met the absurdly short deadline.’
      • ‘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.’
      preposterously, ridiculously, ludicrously, farcically, laughably, risibly
      idiotically, stupidly, foolishly, inanely, insanely, madly, wildly, fantastically, grotesquely
      completely, absolutely, entirely, totally, wholly, thoroughly, utterly, quite, altogether, downright, perfectly
      unbelievably, incredibly, unthinkably, implausibly
      extremely, exceedingly, excessively, exorbitantly, unduly, inordinately, immoderately, unreasonably, irrationally, illogically, impossibly
      offensively, unspeakably, intolerably, maddeningly, outrageously, shockingly
      crazily, barmily
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