- Logic. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
- a statement containing an illogical conclusion.
Origin of non sequitur
Related Words for non sequiturfalsehood, deception, misinterpretation, untruth, heresy, paradox, inconsistency, cavil, perversion, delusion, miscalculation, bias, casuistry, artifice, evasion, aberration, ambiguity, prejudice, deviation, flaw
Examples from the Web for non sequitur
Contemporary Examples of non sequitur
The non-sequitur sum of the movies' parts can be overwhelming.Hollywood's Nonsensical, Multibillion-Dollar Franchise
May 18, 2011
Historical Examples of non sequitur
By parity of non-sequitur, we are, therefore, to surrender the active is building.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
In the first place, the concluding sentence of the quotation is a non-sequitur.Social Value
B. M. Anderson
Gallatins countenance brightened, and he said in a tone of perfect good humor, Thats a non-sequitur.The Life of Albert Gallatin
Gallatin's face brightened, and he said in a tone of perfect good-humor, 'That's a non-sequitur.'Jefferson and his Colleagues
Was not that a rather desperate effort to sustain an argument by a non-sequitur?Facts And Fictions Of Life
Helen H. Gardener
- a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it
- logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
Word Origin for non sequitur
Latin, literally "it does not follow."