- (of words or language) having little or no meaning; making little or no sense: A baby's babbling is appealingly nonsensical.
- (of behavior, conduct, actions, etc.) foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd: His nonsensical behavior was unusual for such a serious person.
- objectionable, impudent, insubordinate: I refuse to listen to that nonsensical gossip.
- of trifling importance or of little or no use: I've had more than enough of your nonsensical advice!
Origin of nonsensical
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Examples from the Web for nonsensical
The method in question, they say, is not only unproven but nonsensical.‘Hero’ Doc Accused of Harvesting Stem Cells in Dirty Basements
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 29, 2014
The twenthysomethings in the audience cheered at all the nonsensical provocation.I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.
December 14, 2013
Mold them into fireworks, nonsensical swirls, and random color bursts.Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide
October 21, 2013
Or is the line just a collection of nonsensical sounds and syllables?Miley Cyrus’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Bangerz,’ Analyzed
October 8, 2013
But production values are a minor quibble when looking at a show as nonsensical and inane as this one.‘Hemlock Grove’: Netflix’s Latest Original Show Is Scary Bad
April 19, 2013
That is, I really have a notion of why I have collected all the nonsensical things there are.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
What nonsensical scheme about making me an inspector of this or a collector of that?Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
Aleck, why are you so nonsensical as to pretend you don't see it's for you?The Story of the White-Rock Cove
I notice there's no nonsensical chatter when you want to ask for something to eat.Space Prison
The fervour of his words was nonsensical, but his intention, alas, was becoming clear.Tutors' Lane
Word Origin and History for nonsensical
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper