quite/slightly/completely etc absurd• In any case the idea of such a thing between me and the lieutenant is quite absurd.• It sounds quite absurd but the other day I walked up the footpath from the road just to see if it was.• The Victoria County History mentions a quite absurd figure of £250,000.• Indeed it would be quite absurd if companies can not correct any mistake if all interested parties agree.• A little idiosyncratic, I think, my appearance - but without going to the slightly absurdlengths of ginger hair and freckles.• And once you've had one treblegin it seems slightly absurd not to have another.• I had seen shyness stiffen her into a quite absurd primness.• He'd had more time to think, to get used to this slightly absurdrapture.
nthe Absurd (also the Theatre of the Absurd) a style of play for the theatre that was developed in the 1950s by writers such as Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco, whose work expresses the belief that there is no God, and that humanexistence has no meaning or purpose. These plays are very different from traditional theatre. The characters do not communicate effectively with each other, and often their words do not make sense. Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot is the best-known example of this type of theatre.
(1500-1600)Frenchabsurde, from Latinabsurdus, from ab-“away” + surdus“deaf, stupid”
VERBS | ADVERB | PHRASESVERBS➤be, look, seem, sound荒謬；看上去怪誕；好像荒唐；聽起來荒謬▸➤become變得愚蠢可笑▸➤find sth覺得⋯荒謬◇She found the whole concept faintly absurd. 她覺得整個觀念有點兒滑稽可笑。ADVERB➤absolutely, completely, quite, totally, utterly極為／非常／頗為／絕對／十分荒謬▸➤clearly, manifestly, patently, simply顯然／明顯／無疑／絕對荒唐◇Such beliefs are patently absurd. 這樣的信仰顯然很荒唐。➤rather, somewhat有些／有點兒荒謬▸➤a little, slightly, etc.有點兒／略有些荒謬▸➤faintly有點兒荒謬PHRASES➤a sense of the absurd荒誕感◇His sense of the absurd kept him from becoming too solemn. 他的荒誕感使他不會過於嚴肅。