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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
|Sense 1||nonsensical [BACK TO TOP]|
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
foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)
|Sense 2||nonsensical [BACK TO TOP]|
Having no intelligible meaning
nonsense syllables / a nonsensical jumble of words
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