absurdly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absurd +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “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.