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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

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. Duncan Hunter:

    The way that you stop bad things from happening here is not directly on the border necessarily, you've got to push out ... That's what the Coast Guard does. ... So this is nonsensical to me.

  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. Michael Rubin:

    World War II's such a nonsensical statement to start with.

  4. Peter Gleick:

    What President Donald Trump is basically saying is we ought to use every drop of it, primarily for President Donald Trump agricultural friends in the Central Valley, 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.

  5. Danny Diaz:

    Gov. Bush demonstrated on Tuesday night that he's the guy that's ready to be president of the United States, he's the guy that's ready to stand up to Donald Trump and challenge the totally un-serious, nonsensical and ridiculous things that he says, the other candidates were watching as Gov. Bush laid out why he can and will be the next president of the United States and why Donald Trump would be an absolute disaster for both the country and the Republican Party.


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