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Synonyms for nonsensical

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    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), nonsensical(adj)

    having no intelligible meaning

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

    Antonyms:
    meaningful, wise

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

Editors Contribution

  1. desipient

    foolish, childish.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nonsensical(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nonsensical(a)

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

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How to use nonsensical in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Conti:

    It's this exact reason that it's nonsensical to legislate these cases : Nobody arrives at the decision to have an abortion after 24 weeks carelessly, rather, it's the rare case of rapidly decompensating maternal heart disease or a delayed diagnosis of anencephaly, where the fetus forms without a complete brain or skull, that bring people to these decisions.

  2. 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.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    He is a criminal law professor who stood in the well of the Senate and talked about how law never inquires into intent and that we should not be using the presidents intent as part of understanding impeachment, criminal law is all about intent. Mens rea is the heart of criminal law. Thats the very basis of it. So it makes his whole presentation just nonsensical. I truly could not follow it.

  4. Jeff Zucker:

    The Mary Trump media, you know, moves immediately from -- OK, well, never mind -- the unmasking was, you know, found to be completely nonsensical to the latest alleged scandal and expects everybody to just follow suit, so, I dont think that we should be repeating unsubstantiated smears just because the rightwing media suggests that we should.

  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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