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Antonyms for senseless
ˈsɛns lɪssense·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. senseless

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, stupid, unreasonable, wild

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. senseless

    Antonyms:
    sensible, significant, wise, practical

    Synonyms:
    nonsensical, unmeaning, stupid, brainless, unconscious, foolish, silly, objectless, absurd

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mindless, reasonless, senselessadjective

    not marked by the use of reason

    "mindless violence"; "reasonless hostility"; "a senseless act"

    Antonyms:
    conscious, smart, valuable, sensible, reasonable

    Synonyms:
    otiose, vacuous, nitwitted, inane, unmindful, witless, wasted, purposeless, soft-witted, reasonless, superfluous, fatuous, insensible, asinine, causeless, forgetful, mindless, pointless

  2. insensible, senselessadjective

    unresponsive to stimulation

    "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"

    Antonyms:
    conscious, sensible, reasonable, valuable, smart

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, otiose, insensible(p), mindless, reasonless, unaffected(p), undetectable, indiscernible, pointless, witless, nitwitted, soft-witted, insensible, purposeless, wasted

  3. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wastedadjective

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    Antonyms:
    sensible, smart, reasonable, valuable, conscious

    Synonyms:
    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, superfluous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, wasted, insensible, haggard, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, pointless, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

  4. nitwitted, senseless, soft-witted, witlessadjective

    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment

    Antonyms:
    conscious, smart, reasonable, valuable, sensible

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, otiose, mindless, reasonless, soft-witted, pointless, witless, nitwitted, insensible, purposeless, wasted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. senselessadjective

    Synonyms:
    insensible, unconscious, absurd, silly, nonsensical, inept, foolish, idiotic, fatuous, unwise

How to use senseless in a sentence?

  1. Loretta Lynch:

    I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of the peace in the city of Baltimore.

  2. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    Once again we call on the regime to cease these absolutely senseless attacks, which are of course violations of the cessation of hostilities.

  3. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    If these reports are confirmed, this is another tragic example of a young Australian being lured to a senseless and violent death by a brutal terrorist organization that is intent on imposing suffering and misery not only in Iraq and in Syria, but beyond.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.

  5. Sloane Udell:

    We have struggled, as adults, to comprehend these unspeakably horrific deeds and to explain to our children, Evy's cherished grandchildren, that their beautiful, kind, and giving Grand-mom was no longer able to walk among us, there is no why. It has been an unimaginable task to bring reason to something so senseless.

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