Definition of absurdus
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LNS
absurdus, absurda, absurdum
σῦριγξ, ab, mis, and Sanscr. svan = sonare; cf. susurrus, and σῦριγξ, = a pipe; cf. also absonus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. out of tune, giving a disagreeable sound, harsh, rough
  2. irrational, incongruous, absurd, silly, senseless, stupid
  3. a man who is fit or good for nothing
Abbreviations
ab-surdus, a, um, adj. ab, mis-, and Sanscr. svan = sonare; cf. susurrus, and σῦριγξ, = a pipe; cf. also absonus, out of tune, hence giving a disagreeable sound, harsh, rough. Lit.: vox absona et absurda, Cic. de Or. 3, 11, 41; so of the croaking of frogs: absurdoque sono fontes et stagna cietis, Poet. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 9, 15.

— Fig., of persons and things, irrational, incongruous, absurd, silly, senseless, stupid: ratio inepta atque absurda, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 22: hoc pravum, ineptum, absurdum atque alienum a vitā meā videtur, id. ib. 5, 8, 21: carmen cum ceteris rebus absurdum tum vero in illo, Cic. Mur. 26: illud quam incredibile, quam absurdum! id. Sull. 20: absurda res est caveri, id. Balb. 37: bene dicere haud absurdum est, is not inglorious, per litotem for, is praiseworthy, glorious, Sall. C. 3 Kritz.

—Homo absurdus, a man who is fit or good for nothing: sin plane abhorrebit et erit absurdus, Cic. de Or. 2, 20, 85: absurdus ingenio, Tac. H. 3, 62; cf.: sermo comis, nec absurdum ingenium, id. A. 13, 45.

—Comp., Cic. Phil. 8, 41; id. N. D. 1, 16; id. Fin. 2, 13.

—Sup., Cic. Att. 7, 13.

—Adv.: absurdē. Lit., discordantly: canere, Cic. Tusc. 2, 4, 12.

— Fig., irrationally, absurdly, Plaut. Ep. 3, 1, 6; Cic. Rep. 2, 15; id. Div. 2, 58, 219 al.

—Comp., Cic. Phil. 8, 1, 4.

—Sup., Aug. Trin. 4 fin.
 
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