497. Absurdity.

497. Absurdity.NOUN. absurdity, absurdness &c. adj.; imbecility &c. 499; alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; stultiloquy, stultiloquence; nugacity.

blunder, muddle, bull; Irishism, Hibernicism; slipslop; anticlimax, bathos; sophism &c. 477.

farce, galimathias, amphigouri, rhapsody; farrago &c (disorder) 59; betise [Fr.]; extravagance, romance; sciamachy.

sell, pun, verbal quibble, macaronic.

jargon, fustian, twaddle, gibberish &c (no meaning) 517; exaggeration &c 549; moonshine, stuff; mare’s nest, quibble, self-delusion.

vagary, tomfoolery, poppycock, mummery, monkey trick, boutade [Fr.], escapade.

VERB. play the fool &c. 499; talk nonsense, parler a tort et a travess [Fr.]; battre la campagne [Fr.]; hanemolia bazein; be - absurd &c. adj.

ADJ. absurd, nonsensical, preposterous, egregious, senseless, inconsistent, ridiculous, extravagant, quibbling; self-annulling, self-contradictory; macaronic, punning.

foolish &c. 499; sophistical &c. 477; unmeaning &c. 517; without rhyme or reason; fantastic.

INT. fiddlededee! pish! pho! “in the name of the Prophet–figs!” [Horace Smith].

PHR. Credat Judæus Apella. [Lat.] {Horace—Satires. I. V. 100. “Tell that to the Jews.” (Used in a contemptuous manner, meaning that a thing is too absurd and improbable to obtain credence. See full quote from Horace below). }.

Credat Judæus Apella / Non ego: namque deos didici securum agere œvum; / Nec, si quid miri faciat natura, deos id / Tristes ex alto cœli demittere tecto. [Lat.] {Horace—Satires. I. V. 100. “Tell the crazed Jews such miracles as these! / I hold the gods live lives of careless ease, / And, if a wonder happens, don’t assume / ’Tis sent in anger from the upstairs room.” (Conington). }.

Tell it to the marines.

Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem, / Dulce est desipere in loco. [Lat.] {Horace—Carmina (Odæ). Bk. IV. 12. 27. “And be for once unwise. While time allows, / ’Tis sweet the fool to play.” (Conington). }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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