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  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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Under the influence of European absurdism, the climate of contemporary American theater has shifted.
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.
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.
Both contemporary satirists have really borrowed the idea from the high avatar of absurdism Samuel Beckett.
Adams' innovation was to adapt the absurdism of Monty Python to the venue that best suited it.

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