O termo "absurd" denota um sentido positivo ou negativo?

Avatar do usuário sidneybpjr 25
We live in an absurd world.

Aih seria "em um mundo cativante" ou "em um mundo deplorável"?
Avatar do usuário Cinnamon 13700 14 35 301
Hi Sidney!

"Absurd" means stupid and unreasonable or even silly in a humorous way.
It is quite negative, because it is commonly referring to Chaos.
To say "cativante" you can use: "captivating".

There are some adjectives with positive meaning: amazing, wonderful, breathtaking... So on.
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Avatar do usuário PPAULO 36500 4 32 643
Sidney, it could serve to a number of interpretations and meanings.

Generally the word ''absurd" has a negative sense to it. But you brought up a whole sentence; then it reminded me of other area of knowledge: Phylosophy.
From combining the readings of Thesaurus (looking up the word - absurd) and then the following sites, I take it that in philosophy you can think of "absurd" as "surreal" (or picking a term used by cinnamon, "unreasonable" - to a certain degree).

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... surd/?_r=0
https://philosophyforchange.wordpress.c ... nd-revolt/

So, perhaps in that context (and only in that, certainly.) we could rephrase "we live in an absurd world." to "we live in a surreal/not always reasonable world."

Like a reader commented "The more you gaze at the word 'absurd,' the more absurd it appears."
Ha ha ha! :lol: