nonsensical

  • 1 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.… …

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  • 2 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

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

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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

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

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

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  • 12 nonsensical — non|sen|si|cal [ nan sensıkl ] adjective not true or sensible: a nonsensical theory …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 nonsensical — adjective not reasonable or sensible: nonsensical ideas nonsensically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 nonsensical — UK [nɒnˈsensɪk(ə)l] / US [nɑnˈsensɪk(ə)l] adjective not true, or not sensible a nonsensical theory …

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  • 15 nonsensical — nonsense ► NOUN 1) words that make no sense. 2) foolish or unacceptable behaviour. 3) an absurd or unthinkable scheme, situation, etc. DERIVATIVES nonsensical adjective nonsensically adverb …

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  • 16 nonsensical — adjective see nonsense I …

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  • 17 nonsensical — adjective Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous. See Also: nonsense …

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  • 18 nonsensical — Synonyms and related words: Pickwickian, absurd, asinine, askew, beyond belief, bizarre, cockamamie, crazy, dumb, extravagant, fantastic, fool, foolish, grotesque, high flown, idiotic, imbecilic, incredible, irrational, laughable, loony,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 nonsensical — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. absurd, silly, senseless; see stupid 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. unintelligible meaningless, incomprehensible, senseless. 2. absurd silly, foolish, scatterbrained, ridiculous, preposterous. ANT.: 1.… …

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  • 20 nonsensical — nÊŠk adj. absurd, ridiculous; foolish; meaningless …

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