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What is the noun for absurdness?

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  1. (obsolete, rare) Dissonance. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the late 17th century.]
  2. (countable) That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
  3. (uncountable) The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
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  5. Examples:
    1. “Always aware of its own absurdity, the scripts positively dripped with knowing pop-culture references and side-splitting asides.”
      “The absurdity of the plot clashes with the show's craving for social realism.”
      “Last year one MP tried to remove this legal absurdity with a Private Members Bill but failed.”
  1. (obsolete) An absurdity. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 17th century.]
  2. (philosophy) The opposition between the human search for meaning in life and the inability to find any; the state or condition in which man exists in an irrational universe and his life has no meaning outside of his existence. [First attested in English in the early 20th century and first used in the mid-19th century in Danish by Kierkegaard.]
  1. (philosophy) A philosophy which holds that the universe is chaotic and irrational and that any attempt to impose order will ultimately fail. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  2. (countable) Absurdity, something that is absurd
  3. Examples:
    1. “Some people just don't get this film and believe that the Coens are trotting out weak absurdism to disguise and buttress a genre storyline.”
      “Adams' innovation was to adapt the absurdism of Monty Python to the venue that best suited it.”
      “The Imponderables' humour is based around familiar, Pythonesque themes of deadpan absurdism.”
  1. (rare) The quality of being absurd; absurdity. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The comedy skit was filled with absurdness, making the audience burst into uncontrollable laughter.”
      “The absurdness of his argument was evident to all, as it was filled with baseless claims and lacked logical reasoning.”
      “Les cendres de maman is a bizarre and baroque tale that depicts the absurdness of a world not unlike Alice in Wonderland.”
  1. plural of absurdism
  1. plural of absurdity
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  3. Examples:
    1. “He says his intention is to highlight the absurdities and deceptions in consumer culture by following its rules to the letter.”
      “He's the ironist of the psyche, the one with the sense of humour who can laugh at the mind's absurdities.”
      “I enjoyed your piece, Tom, I like contradictions, irony, humour and absurdities.”
  1. plural of absurd
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