absurdist [ab sʉr′dist, abzʉr′dist; əb sʉr′dist, əbzʉr′dist]
1. designating or holding the belief that human existence is absurd, irrational, meaningless, etc.
2. of, relating to, or associated with the theater of the absurd
an absurdist thinker, writer, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • absurdist — adjective Date: 1946 of, relating to, or characterized by the absurd or by absurdism ; absurd < absurdist literature > < an absurdist sense of humor > • absurdist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • absurdist — [[t]æbsɜ͟ː(r)dɪst[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An absurdist play or other work shows how absurd some aspect of society or human behaviour is. ... La Peste , the last volume in the absurdist trilogy …   English dictionary

  • absurdist — /ab serr dist, zerr /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or dealing with absurdism or the absurd. n. 2. an adherent of absurdism, esp. a writer whose work is characterized by absurdist ideas. [1950 55; ABSURD + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • absurdist — I. də̇st noun ( s) Etymology: absurd (herein) + ist (I) : a proponent or adherent of absurdism ; especially : a writer who deals with absurdist themes …   Useful english dictionary

  • absurdist — 1. noun An advocate of absurdism 2. adjective Of, or relating to absurdism …   Wiktionary

  • Absurdist — Ab|sur|dist der; en, en <zu ↑...ist> Vertreter des Absurdismus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • absurdist — É™b sÉœrdɪst /É™b sɜːd n. advocate of absurdism, one who believes that the universe is irrational and meaningless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absurdist — ab·surd·ist …   English syllables

  • absurdist — ab|sur|dist sb., en, er, erne (tilhænger af absurdismen) …   Dansk ordbog

  • absurdist — s ( en, er) KONST …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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