absurdist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absurd +‎ -ist

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Noun[edit]

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absurdist (plural absurdists)

  1. An advocate of absurdism, in particular a writer of absurd topics. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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Adjective[edit]

absurdist (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to absurdism. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 “absurdist”, 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, page 10.

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Etymology[edit]

From absurdisme or absurd +‎ -ist, first parts both stem from the word absurd, from Latin absurdus (incongruous, dissonant, out of tune), from ab (away from, out) + surdus (silent, deaf, dull-sounding). Last part from French -iste, from Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs), from the agent-noun suffix -τής (-tḗs) added to the stem of a verb in -ίζω (-ízō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /absʉˈɖɪst/, /absʉʁˈdɪst/, /apsʉˈɖɪst/, /apsʉʁˈdɪst/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪst
  • Hyphenation: ab‧surd‧ist

Noun[edit]

absurdist m (definite singular absurdisten, indefinite plural absurdister, definite plural absurdistene)

  1. an absurdist (an advocate of absurdism, in particular a writer of absurd topics)
    • 1971, Anton Rønneberg, Ti års fjernsynsteater, page 212:
      «Mens vi venter på Godot» [av Samuel Beckett] sto lenge som absurdistenes bibel
      "While We Wait for Godot" [by Samuel Beckett] stood for a long time as the Bible of the absurdists
    • 1963, Morgenbladet, page 2:
      de virkelige absurdister hevder … at sproget hverken har sammenheng eller mening
      the real absurdists claim… that language has neither context nor meaning
    • 1992, Finn Alnæs, Restdjevelens karneval, page 462:
      han overveide å ta toakteren tilbake, men den gang trengte absurdistene all den støtte de kunne få
      he considered taking the two act play back, but at that time the absurdists needed all the support they could get
    • 2014 May 1, VG, page 32-33:
      den franske absurdisten og filosofen Albert Camus
      the French absurdist and philosopher Albert Camus

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