ABSURDITY, Absurdities, is a kind of Error, or Offense against some evident, and generally allowed Truths or Principle. See ERROR, MAXIM, &c.

The greatest of all Absurdities is the Contradiction. See CONTRADICTION.

The Schoolmen make two Species of Absurdities — The one, absurdum, which contradicts the common Sense of Mankind; the other particular, which gives the Lye to some one or more Philosophers; e.g., Aristotle. — The latter sort may be a real Truth.