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EtymologyEdit

absurd +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈsɜːd.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈsɝd.li/, /æbˈzɝd.li/, /əbˈsɝd.li/, /əbˈzɝd.li/
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AdverbEdit

absurdly (comparative more absurdly, superlative most absurdly)

  1. In an absurd fashion. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    He orated absurdly.
    Absurdly, he concluded his oration with a song.
  2. To an extreme degree. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    The critics were absurdly extravagant with their praise.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 10