Betekenis van:
the absurd

the absurd
Zelfstandig naamwoord
    • a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless




    1. The chairman rejected his absurd proposal.
    2. The idea seemed absurd at first.
    3. The idea struck me as absurd.
    4. It is absurd to idle away the student life.
    5. That's the most absurd idea I've ever heard.
    6. You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.
    7. Flights to the moon were once thought absurd.
    8. The wish to talk to God is absurd. We cannot talk to one we cannot comprehend.
    9. The obedience of everyone to rules, even absurd ones, promotes a greater cohesion within society.
    10. I think putting thieves to death is not lawful; and it is plain and obvious that it is absurd and of ill consequence to the commonwealth that a thief and a murderer should be equally punished.
    11. If he had done so, the Commission would have been put in the absurd situation where the perverse consequence of seeking views on a course of action precluded that very course of action itself.
    12. It would be absurd to suggest that the State aid rules should be interpreted in such a way as to make it impossible for a Member State to decentralise taxing powers effectively when it amended its constitution.
    13. In particular, the reasoning followed by the consultant would have absurd procedural consequences in that each Member State would be obliged to notify to the Commission the slightest plan to give an interview or make a public declaration about a company of which it was the reference shareholder’.