Word Of The Day: Absurdity

[I decided to add this category to my roster just for kicks, and to see if I could tie any words I may come across into anything Metal Gear. Because, of course!]

An absurdity is a thing that is extremelyunreasonable, so as to be foolish or not takenseriously, or the state of being so. “Absurd” is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., “this encyclopedia article is absurd.”[1] It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning “out of tune“, hence irrational.[2] The Latin surdus means “deaf“, implyingstupidity.[1] Absurdity is contrasted with seriousnessin reasoning.[3] In general usage, absurdity may be synonymous with ridiculousness and nonsense. In specialized usage, absurdity is related to extremes in bad reasoning or pointlessness in reasoning; ridiculousness is related to extremes of incongruous juxtaposition, laughter, and ridicule; and nonsense is related to a lack ofmeaningfulness.

Sentence usage: As absurd as the Metal Gear Saga is and has been, it still remains one of the most compelling stories to be told in all of video gaming.


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