[non-sen-si-kuh l]


(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

Related formsnon·sen·si·cal·ly, adverbnon·sen·si·cal·i·ty, non·sen·si·cal·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nonsensical

stupid, ridiculous, silly, senseless, foolish

Examples from the Web for nonsensical

Contemporary Examples of nonsensical

Historical Examples of nonsensical

  • 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?

  • Aleck, why are you so nonsensical as to pretend you don't see it's for you?

  • I notice there's no nonsensical chatter when you want to ask for something to eat.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • The fervour of his words was nonsensical, but his intention, alas, was becoming clear.

    Tutors' Lane

    Wilmarth Lewis

Word Origin and History for nonsensical

1650s, from nonsense + -ical. Related: Nonsensically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper