ab absurdo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ab absurdō (literally away from harsh), from ab (of,from,by,since) + absurdō (silly, stupid), ablative masculine/neuter of absurdus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæbəbˈsɝˌdoʊ/, /ˌæˌbæbˈsɝˌdoʊ/, /ˌæˌbæbˈzɝˌdoʊ/

Adverb[edit]

ab absurdo (not comparable)

  1. From absurdity.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to state that an assertion in an argument is false due to its absurdity.