Thesaurus / absurdity


The draw of the deep dish is its absurdity, not its greatness.IF YOU THINK DEEP DISH IS CHICAGO’S TRUE PIZZA, THINK AGAINJOSHUA EFERIGHEDECEMBER 11, 2020OZY
Sometimes, absurdity is the best part, to be honest, because it allows authentic human reaction to mix with a sort of inconsequential ridiculousness that provides complication only in the moment and matters only on the field of play.THE CORONAVIRUS HAS TURNED THE NFL INTO A JOKE, AND NOBODY SHOULD BE LAUGHINGJERRY BREWERNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Peak absurdity came in 1978, when one poll declared Southern California the winner while the other named Alabama, even though Southern California had manhandled Alabama in Alabama that year.HOW THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF WORKSCHUCK CULPEPPERNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Laughter, like humor, typically sparks from recognizing the incongruities or absurdities of a situation.LAUGHING IS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY – HERE’S WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWSLGBTQ-EDITORNOVEMBER 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Aside from the absurdity of some of the shots, his efficiency stands out as even more ridiculous.THE SUNS AND MAVS SHOULDN’T HAVE SURPRISED US … BUT WE DIDN’T SEE T.J. WARREN COMINGCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
"They make me feel injustice and look upon absurdity," replied this philosopher of thirteen.MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Lucy looked at her cousin; the absurdity of the scene was too much for her; she closed the door and laughed till she cried.THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But in what previous age could it have been used at all without evident absurdity?THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
As a religion Buddhism is an absurdity; in fact, it is no religion at all, only a system of moral philosophy.BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Did not a famous theologian recognize the absurdity of admitting the existence of a God and arresting His course?SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER


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