Nonsensical
Nonsensical Non*sen"si*cal, a. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous. -- {Non*sen"si*cal*ly}, adv. -- {Non*sen"si*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] * * * non·sen·si·cal (nŏn sĕnʹsĭ kəl) adj. 1. Lacking intelligible meaning: a nonsensical jumble of words. 2.… …   Universalium

  • nonsensical — index fatuous, incredible, inexpressive, irrational, ludicrous, lunatic, puerile, unreasonable Burto …   Law dictionary

  • nonsensical — (adj.) 1650s, from NONSENSE (Cf. nonsense) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Nonsensically …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] …   English World dictionary

  • nonsensical — adj. nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) * * * [nɒn sensɪk(ə)l] nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nonsensical — [[t]nɒnse̱nsɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) If you say that something is nonsensical, you think it is stupid, ridiculous, or untrue. It seemed to me that Sir Robert s arguments were nonsensical... There were no nonsensical… …   English dictionary

  • nonsensical — adjective 1. incongruous; inviting ridicule the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework that s a cockeyed idea ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer a contribution so small as to be laughable it is ludicrous to call a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsensical — non|sen|si|cal [nɔnˈsensıkəl US na:n ] adj ideas, actions, or statements that are nonsensical are not reasonable or sensible ▪ This is a nonsensical argument …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nonsensical — adjective 1) her nonsensical way of talking Syn: meaningless, senseless, illogical Ant: logical, rational 2) a nonsensical generalization Syn: foolish, insane, stupid …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nonsensical — adj. Nonsensical is used with these nouns: ↑lyrics …   Collocations dictionary

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