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1. nonsensical

adjective. ['nɑːnˈsɛnsɪkəl'] incongruous; inviting ridicule.

Synonyms

  • laughable
  • ridiculous
  • foolish
  • derisory
  • preposterous
  • ludicrous
  • absurd
  • idiotic

Antonyms

  • dignified
  • prudent
  • well-advised
  • politic

Etymology

  • -ical (English)
  • nonsense (English)
  • non- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Nonsensical

  • commonsensical

Example sentences of the word nonsensical


1. Adjective
A good activity for this is to write a sentence with a nonsensical word in it on the board.

Quotes containing the word nonsensical


1. Poor fellow! I think he is in love with you.'I am not aware of it. And to me it is one of the most odious things in a girl's life, that there must always be some supposition of falling in love coming between her and any man who is kind to her... I have no ground for the nonsensical vanity of fancying everybody who comes near me is in love with me.
- George Eliot

2. In these modern times, the only sensible thing to be is nonsensical.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Most of the propositions and questions to be found in philosophical works are not false but nonsensical.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

2. nonsensical

adjective. ['nɑːnˈsɛnsɪkəl'] having no intelligible meaning.

Synonyms

  • nonsense
  • meaningless

Antonyms

  • sober
  • straight
  • humorless

Etymology

  • -ical (English)
  • nonsense (English)
  • non- (English)
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