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Absu'rdly. adv. [from absurd.] After an absurd manner; improperly, unreasonably.

But man we find the only creature,
Who, led by folly, combats nature;
Who, when she loudly cries, forbear,
With obstinacy fixes there;
And where his genius least inclines,
Absurdly bends his whole designs.
Swift's Miscellanies.

We may proceed yet further with the atheist, and convince him, that not only his principle is absurd, but his consequences also as absurdly deduced from it. Bentley's Sermons.

Sources: Bentley, Richard (57) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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