absurdistisk

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From absurdisme or absurdist +‎ -isk, 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 Old Norse -iskr, from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abˈsʉɖɪstɪsk/, /abˈsʉʁdɪstɪsk/, /apˈsʉɖɪstɪsk/, /apˈsʉʁdɪstɪsk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪsk
  • Hyphenation: ab‧sur‧dist‧isk

Adjective[edit]

absurdistisk (neuter singular absurdistisk, definite singular and plural absurdistiske, comparative mer absurdistisk, superlative mest absurdistisk)

  1. absurdist (of or relating to absurdism)
    • 1968, Bergens Tidende, page 6:
      [teaterstykket] har både surrealistiske og absurdistiske trekk
      [the play] has both surrealistic and absurdist features
    • 1992, Finn Alnæs, Restdjevelens karneval, page 548:
      den absurdistiske filosofi
      the absurdist philosophy
    • 1992, Finn Alnæs, Restdjevelens karneval, page 552:
      du har visst rett i at de ikke er absurdistiske i Camus’ retning
      you are right that they are not absurd in Camus' direction
    • 2013 November 6, Stavanger Aftenblad:
      absurdistisk kunst [kan] virke trist og traurig
      absurdist art [may] seem sad and unhappy
    et absurdistisk teaterstykke
    an absurdist play

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