- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈsɜːd.li/
- (US) IPA(key): /æbˈsɝd.li/, /æbˈzɝd.li/, /əbˈsɝd.li/, /əbˈzɝd.li/
Audio (US) (file)
- In an absurd fashion. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- He orated absurdly.
- Absurdly, he concluded his oration with a song.
- To an extreme degree. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- The critics were absurdly extravagant with their praise.
in an absurd fashion
to an extreme degree
- “absurdly” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.