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Synonyms for nonsensical
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nonsensical

    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    farcical, laughable, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, ludicrous, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, crocked, crackbrained, comic, ridiculous, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, preposterous, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, idiotic, askew

    Antonyms:
    wise, meaningful

  2. nonsense(a), nonsensicaladjective

    having no intelligible meaning

    "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"

    Antonyms:
    meaningful, wise

Editors Contribution

  1. desipient

    foolish, childish.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nonsensicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    absurd, foolish, silly, senseless, insensate, stupid, ill-judged, unreasonable, irrational, preposterous, unmeaning, frivolous, trifling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nonsensicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    absurd, senseless, preposterous, insensate, amphigoric, silly

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How to use nonsensical in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The best thing that the drama of fake endemic aka pandemic has done that it has exposed the real face of two types of people. 1) EVILs who spread worldwide rumor mills of virus & its variants ills ,promoted injection pills and imposed unlawful restrictions to collect money thru' challan bills and themselves profited, chilled & thrilled. 2) FOOLs in millions of numbers who not themselves voluntarily and blindly followed the senseless rules like wearing mask, using sanitizer, social distancing and still doing it and even supported closure of schools, but also compelled others to obey those nonsensical protocols

  2. Anthony Chukumba:

    I’ve worked on Wall Street for over 20 years and what is happening with GameStop is the most nonsensical, insane thing I’ve ever seen in my entire career, gameStop at most is worth $10 a share.

  3. Michael Rubin:

    World War II was a war among states and The Kurds weren't a state, world War II's such a nonsensical statement to start with.

  4. Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat:

    Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past.

  5. Peter Gleick:

    If President Donald Trump argument in these tweets is' Stop diverting water to the Pacific and use it to fight the fires,' it's nonsensical, president Donald Trump's said this before that somehow President Donald Trump thinks California's water policies are depriving firefighters of water needed to fight the fires. Which is absolutely absurd.


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