View synonyms for nonsensical


[ non-sen-si-kuhl ]


  1. (of words or language) having little or no meaning; making little or no sense:

    A baby's babbling is appealingly nonsensical.

  2. (of behavior, conduct, actions, etc.) foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd:

    His nonsensical behavior was unusual for such a serious person.

  3. objectionable, impudent, insubordinate:

    I refuse to listen to that nonsensical gossip.

  4. of trifling importance or of little or no use:

    I've had more than enough of your nonsensical advice!

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Other Words From

  • non·sensi·cal·ly adverb
  • nonsen·si·cali·ty non·sensi·cal·ness noun

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Example Sentences

It seems like a nonsensical jumble of food when we describe it like this, but it turned out to be a fairly decent meal.

He claimed that everyone came up with made-up tales, sometimes nonsensical stories.

Much of the game’s presentation hasn’t aged well, from the problematic depictions of Africa’s zombies down to the nonsensical writing.

Hatcher repeated the same nonsensical plan, and we knew something was very wrong.

RoboKiller takes a cheeky approach to fighting scammers by helping screen scam calls — and wasting the scammers’ time by engaging them in nonsensical conversations.

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It is completely nonsensical, and every second is fantastic.

The method in question, they say, is not only unproven but nonsensical.

The twenthysomethings in the audience cheered at all the nonsensical provocation.

Mold them into fireworks, nonsensical swirls, and random color bursts.

Or is the line just a collection of nonsensical sounds and syllables?

It is nonsensical to parch one's throat with thirst when a kindly Mahomedan is ready to offer pure water to drink.

Needless to add that this is ambitious confectioner's verse, intentionally nonsensical.

He appeared to find intense pleasure in this nonsensical sort of work.

Such reasoning is exceedingly poetical, and also (mind, also, not therefore) exceedingly nonsensical.

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


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nonsense versenon seq.