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  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

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  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. desipient

    foolish, childish.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nonsensicaladjective

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

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  1. nonsensicaladjective

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

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How to use nonsensical in a sentence?

  1. Steven Aftergood:

    A document that is classified in Washington, DC, is unclassified in Florida -- one could say such a thing, but it is nonsensical, and it calls into question the good faith of anyone who would make such a claim.

  2. Jeff Zucker:

    The Trump media, you know, moves immediately from — OK, well, never mind — the [Michael Flynn] unmasking was, you know, found to be completely nonsensical to the latest alleged scandal and expects everybody to just follow suit.

  3. G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy:

    Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “I emphatically do not assert the general ‘truth’ of this philosophy of punctuational change. Any attempt to support the exclusive validity of such a grandiose notion would border on the nonsensical.”

  5. Antonio Tadeu:

    It seems nonsensical, at a moment like this when everyone is talking about the Zika virus, the financial problems have meant Santos Dumont is running below capacity since last month.


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