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Absonous

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A'bsonous. adj. [absonus, Lat. ill-sounding.] Absurd, contrary to reason.

To suppose an uniter of a middle constitution, that should partake of some of the qualities of both, is unwarranted by any of our faculties; yea, most absonous to our reason. Glanville's Scepsis Scientifica, c. 4.

Sources: Glanvill, Joseph (53)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Absonous." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 28, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=870.


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