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Noun
  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
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However, the serious subject matter is often played for laughs rather than the absurdism it requires.
Both contemporary satirists have really borrowed the idea from the high avatar of absurdism Samuel Beckett.
Under the influence of European absurdism, the climate of contemporary American theater has shifted.
The detective story is superficially part of the hard-boiled tradition, but a vein of absurdism, a hint of Kafka, distorts the naturalism.
Dada is as extinct as the dodo, and absurdism gave Surrealism a different spin.
Mud, River, Stone makes light of reality without transporting us to realms of poetry, philosophy, or absurdism where this would no longer matter.

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