[ non-sen-si-kuh l ]
/ nɒnˈsɛn sɪ kəl /
(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!
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irrationality, madness, silliness, lunacy, nonsense, idiocy, absurdity, simplicity, ineptitude, imbecility, frivolity, giddiness, senselessness, asininity, witlessness
- nonsense correlation,
- nonsense syllable,
- nonsense triplet,
- nonsense verse,
- nonsexual generation,
Origin of nonsensical
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Examples from the Web for nonsensicality
Under this load of nonsensicality, with which he hoped to regale his soul tomorrow, he could not fall asleep.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov
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