What part of speech is the word "absurd"?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2016


The word 'absurd' is an adjective.


Parts of speech are words or phrases that perform a certain function within a sentence. These are: noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

Adjectives are describing words that add quality or modify a noun. The word 'absurd' performs that function.

For example:
The boy gave an absurd reason for coming home late.

The school organised an absurd debate on why learning parts of speech is unimportant.