Amphigoric
Amphigoric Am`phi*gor"ic, a. [See {Amphigory}.] Nonsensical; absurd; pertaining to an amphigory. [1913 Webster]

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  • amphigory — amphigoric /am feuh gawr ik, gor /, adj. /am fi gawr ee, gohr ee/, n., pl. amphigories. a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, esp. one intended as a parody. Also, amphigouri. [1800 10; < F amphigouri, equiv. to amphi AMPHI + gouri; perh …   Universalium

  • amphigory — (n.) 1809, burlesque nonsense writing or verse, from Fr. amphigouri, of unknown origin, perhaps from Gk. amphi (see AMPHI (Cf. amphi )) + gyros circle, thus circle on both sides, or second element may be from Gk. agoria speech (Cf. allegory,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • absurd — adj 1. ridiculous, silly, foolish, Sl. cockeyed, childish, tomfoolish; ludicrous, nonsensical, senseless, poppycockish, amphigoric, Sl. cockamamie; asinine, idiotic, Inf. moronic, pointless, inane, fatuous, stupid; crazy, Sl. kooky, mad, wild,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • addlepated — adj 1. muddled, muddleheaded, ad dleheaded, addlebrained; dull, inexpressive, expressionless, stupid, Inf. dumb, Inf. dopey, empty headed, Inf. fatheaded; dull witted, Sl. dimwitted, slow witted, half witted, witless, unwitty; unthinking,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dafl — adj 1. crazy, crazed, Sl. bughouse, Sl. kooky, Inf. potty, Sl. nuts, Inf. nutty, Inf. daffy; insane, mad, demented, lunatic, deranged; of unsound mind, Latin, non compos mentis; unbalanced, touched, Inf. half baked, unhinged; not all there, not… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fatuous — adj 1. silly, inane, absurd, pointless, foolish; ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable; senseless, nonsensical, Scot, and North Eng. glaikit, cockeyed; unreasonable, irrational, illogical; groundless, unconnected, driftless, aimless; preposterous,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • foolish — adj 1. incautious, imprudent, indiscreet, irresponsible, injudicious; unwise, ill considered, ill suited, ill advised, impolitic; impetuous, impulsive, hasty, short sighted, heedless, unheeding; foolhardy, headlong, rash, brash, unwary;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inane — adj 1. silly, absurd, pointless, fatuous, foolish; ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable; senseless, nonsensical, Scot, and North Eng. glaikit, cockeyed; unreasonable, irrational, illogical; preposterous, extravagant, excessive; amphigoric,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inept — adj 1. unskilled, unskillful, untrained, inefficient, incompetent, ineffective, unproductive, inadequate, unfit; awkward, undextrous, maladroit, ungraceful, graceless, ungainly, bungling, oafish, unmannered. 2. inappropriate, out of place,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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