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NONSENSICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonsensical mean? 

NONSENSICAL (adjective)
  The adjective NONSENSICAL has 2 senses:

1. incongruous;inviting ridicule
2. having no intelligible meaning

  Familiarity information: NONSENSICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NONSENSICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Incongruous;inviting ridicule

Synonyms:

preposterous; nonsensical; derisory; laughable; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; absurd; ridiculous

Context examples:

the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework / that's a cockeyed idea / ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer / a contribution so small as to be laughable / it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion / a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history / her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Similar:

foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)


Sense 2nonsensical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having no intelligible meaning

Synonyms:

nonsense; nonsensical

Context examples:

nonsense syllables / a nonsensical jumble of words

Similar:

meaningless; nonmeaningful (having no meaning or direction or purpose)


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