[ 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!

Nearby words

  1. nonsense,
  2. nonsense correlation,
  3. nonsense syllable,
  4. nonsense triplet,
  5. nonsense verse,
  6. nonsexist,
  7. nonsexual,
  8. nonsexual generation,
  9. nonsighted,
  10. nonsingular

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

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

Word Origin and History for nonsensicality



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper