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I've always thought of absurdism as a French fad I'd like to belong to.
Robert Sheckley

Meaning of "absurdism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ABSURDISM

absurdism  [æbˈsɜːdɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABSURDISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Absurdism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ABSURDISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

absurdism

Absurdism

In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any. In this context absurd does not mean "logically impossible", but rather "humanly impossible". The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously. Absurdism, therefore, is a philosophical school of thought stating that the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning will ultimately fail because the sheer amount of information as well as the vast realm of the unknown make certainty impossible. And yet, some absurdists state that one should embrace the absurd condition of humankind while conversely continuing to explore and search for meaning. As a philosophy, absurdism thus also explores the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once becoming conscious of the Absurd, should respond to it.

Definition of absurdism in the English dictionary

The definition of absurdism in the dictionary is the belief that life is meaningless and that all attempts to understand the universe are doomed to fail.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABSURDISM


avant-gardism
ˌævɒŋˈɡɑːdɪzəm
bardism
ˈbɑːdɪzəm
blackguardism
ˈblæɡɑːdɪzəm
Buddhism
ˈbʊdɪzəm
cryptorchidism
krɪpˈtɔːkɪˌdɪzəm
diehardism
ˈdaɪˌhɑːdɪzəm
dudism
ˈduːdɪzəm
encyclopaedism
ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪzəm
encyclopedism
ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪzəm
foodism
ˈfuːdɪzəm
hyperthyroidism
ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
hypothyroidism
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
Mahdism
ˈmɑːdɪzəm
nomadism
ˈnəʊmədɪzəm
nudism
ˈnjuːdɪzəm
post-Fordism
ˌpəʊstˈfɔːdɪzəm
Poujadism
ˈpuːʒɑːdɪzəm
sadism
ˈseɪdɪzəm
vanguardism
ˈvænˌɡɑːdɪzəm
warlordism
ˈwɔːˌlɔːdɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABSURDISM

abstraction
abstractional
abstractionism
abstractionist
abstractive
abstractively
abstractly
abstractness
abstractor
abstrict
abstriction
abstruse
abstrusely
abstruseness
abstrusity
absurd
absurdist
absurdity
absurdly
absurdness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABSURDISM

bastardism
Chassidism
contrabandism
dihybridism
faddism
Girondism
Hasidism
hybridism
invalidism
jihadism
landlordism
Lollardism
Luddism
Methodism
paludism
photoperiodism
propagandism
triadism
tribadism
vagabondism

Synonyms and antonyms of absurdism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «absurdism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABSURDISM

Find out the translation of absurdism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of absurdism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «absurdism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荒诞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

absurdism
570 millions of speakers

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absurdism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

absurdism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العبثية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

абсурдизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

absurdism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

absurdism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

absurdism
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak masuk akal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Absurdismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不条理主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

absurdism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Absurdisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

absurdism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொருளற்ற தன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निष्क्रीयता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Absurdism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

absurdism
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

absurdism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

абсурдизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

absurdul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

absurdism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

absurdisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

absurdism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

absurdisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of absurdism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSURDISM»

The term «absurdism» is regularly used and occupies the 94.357 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSURDISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about absurdism

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QUOTES WITH «ABSURDISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word absurdism.
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Robert Sheckley
I've always thought of absurdism as a French fad I'd like to belong to.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABSURDISM»

Discover the use of absurdism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to absurdism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism
Some called it the last of the Russian avant-garde, and others called it the first (and last) instance of Absurdism in Russia; however difficult to classify, it was OBERIU (from an acronym standing for The Union of Real Art), and the ...
Eugene Ostashevsky, Matvei Yankelevich, Thomas Epstein, 2006
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Theatre of Chaos: Beyond Absurdism, Into Orderly Disorder
A study of contemporary theatre from the perspective of chaos theatre and quantum mechanics.
William W. Demastes, 2005
3
The Absurd in Literature
Neil Cornwell presents a study of the absurd, covering fiction and theatre.
Neil Cornwell, 2006
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Absurdism
Absurdism is a philosophy stating that the efforts of humanity to find meaning in the universe ultimately fail (and hence are absurd), because no such meaning exists, at least in relation to the individual.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
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The Art of Theatre: A Concise Introduction
Absurdism. Absurdist playwrights believe that human beings face a cold, hostile universe and that most plays fail to reflect the ridiculousness, anxiety, and chaos of the world. These plays feature characters ...
William Downs, Wright, Erik Ramsey, 2012
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Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism
The difference between the revolutionary and the rebel is, for Camus, the difference between nihilism and absurdism. Nihilism consists in that path leading humankind toward extinction, while absurdism is that path that leads toward continued, ...
John Marmysz, 2012
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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama
Hence, the social, economic, and cultural struggles that encouraged the themes of absurdism in the plays of beckett and others were not present in america. it would not be until the end of the 1950s— a full decade after ionesco and beckett  ...
Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig, 2010
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The Art of Theatre: Then and Now
Thus absurdism was born. It is sometimes useful to view absurdism as loosely divided into three broad categories that often overlap: fatalist, hilarious, and existentialist. Fatalistic absurdism suggests we are trapped in an irrational universe ...
William Downs, Wright, Erik Ramsey, 2012
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Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: S-Z
and Jean-Paul Sartre, absurdism comprises a wide range of dramatic experiments by such playwrights as Germany's Giinter Grass, Ireland's (and France's) Samuel Beckett, Romania's Eugene Ionesco, Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Havel, ...
M. Keith Booker, 2005
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Style For Actors 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Moving Beyond ...
... limit, expand, or distort original meaning: Neo—new and different from (neo absurdism) Retro—backward towards (retro absurdism) Proto—first in time, the beginning of (proto absurdism) Quasi—in some sense or degree (quasi absurdism), ...
Robert Barton, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABSURDISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term absurdism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Where is Google taking us?
... of patently wrong syllogisms, of meaningless diagrams and homemade master narratives” – and the absurdism of the new, “cool” plutocrats: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Mark Forward Comedy Bar, Toronto ON, July 4
As the show began to wind down, Andrews carried on with the trend of unpredictable absurdism in his recurring segment "Eric's Corner." In this ... «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
3
ArtsBeat | Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Tour Gets Down to the Music
and an airborne “Scarlet Begonias” (sung by Mr. Anastasio, and presaging the lilt and absurdism of Phish) as well as the sure-footed handling ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Theater Listings for July 3-9
Also expect French absurdism, Swedish sexual politics and two lovelorn Georgian trains. At various times and locations, 212-721-6500, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Gemma Bovery is a small sensual movie with big things on its mind
The melodramatic absurdism of the ending is directly related to some of the more unfortunate ways the male brain is hard-wired. The irony of ... «Buffalo.com, Jul 15»
6
Goodman Theatre helps redeem Vanya and Sonia and Masha and …
As it is V+S+M+S seems pitched toward absurdism lite. Crazy sweet, with every intention laid out in plain sight. For a longer time than seems ... «Chicago Reader, Jul 15»
7
Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism
... in the widespread adoption of the rhetorical style they developed: using bombast and absurdism to hide racist tropes in conceptual riddles. «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
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Greece Crisis OXI
The propaganda showered over Greece in the next week will be an exercise in absurdism. Attemps at instigating bank runs are a certainty. «The Market Oracle, Jun 15»
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Phonetic Yeetcraft
(heeeeee) (yaaaaaah) (yeet!) yaaaaaaah (yeet!) yaaaaaaah (yeet!) yeet! It's an exercise in playful absurdism. It's a naked mess of preverbal ... «Hyperallergic, Jun 15»
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William Finn's Must-See 'Brain', Death By Magazine, 'Significant …
... style of '70s avant-garde European theater, which is to say it mixes in elements of commedia dell'arte and absurdism and never takes the text ... «Deadline, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Absurdism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/absurdism>. Feb 2020 ».
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