New words to live by: Obsurd

New word for consideration in the next release of the Oxford English Dictionary or Webster’s Dictionary, or even the old tattered-edge dictionary your grandma uses to hold open the screen door.

New word:
Obsurd. This word is combination of:

Obscure: inconspicuous or unnoticeable. Maybe indistinct to the sight or any of the other senses; not easily felt, heard, seen, etc.


Absurd: obviously senseless or existing in an irrational or meaningless world.

So, Obsurd, n. inconspicuous or unnoticed senselessness. Sometimes also referred to as obsurdity, as in the obsurdity of life.

To use in context: As Henry David Thoreau said: The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Modern corollary: The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, toiling endlessly and in obsurdity.

Or, go forth and do obsurd things.



Filed under words, Words to live by

2 responses to “New words to live by: Obsurd

  1. I will use that word today when the in-laws arrive. Thanks.

  2. May their visit be not so obsurd. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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