nonsensical


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non·sen·si·cal

 (nŏn-sĕn′sĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Lacking intelligible meaning: a nonsensical jumble of words.
2. Foolish; absurd: nonsensical ideas.

non·sen′si·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), non·sen′si·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
non·sen′si·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonsensical - 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"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.nonsensical - having no intelligible meaning; "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"

nonsensical

adjective senseless, crazy, silly, ridiculous, absurd, foolish, ludicrous, meaningless, irrational, incomprehensible, inane, asinine, cockamamie (slang, chiefly U.S.) It seemed to me that Sir Robert's arguments were nonsensical.

nonsensical

adjective
Translations
هُرائي، غَيْر مَعْقول
nesmyslný
meningsløs
zagyva
heimskulegur, bjánalegur
abuk sabukmanasızsaçma sapan

nonsensical

[nɒnˈsensɪkəl] ADJabsurdo

nonsensical

[nɒnˈsɛnsɪkəl] adj [remark] → absurde, qui n'a pas de sens
to be nonsensical → n'avoir aucun sensnon-shrink [ˌnɒnˈʃrɪŋk] adj (British)irrétrécissablenon-skid [ˌnɒnˈskɪd] nonskid (US) adjantidérapant(e)non-smoker nonsmoker [ˌnɒnˈsməʊkər] nnon-fumeur m
He's a non-smoker
BUT Il ne fume pas.non-smoking [ˌnɒnˈsməʊkɪŋ] adj [area, restaurant, bar] → non-fumeurs
a non-smoking table → une table non-fumeursnon-starter nonstarter [ˌnɒnˈstɑːrr] n
to be a nonstarter [project, plan] → être voué(e) à l'échec; [argument] → être intenablenon-stick nonstick [ˌnɒnˈstɪk] adj [baking sheet, frying pan] → antiadhésif/ivenon-stop nonstop [ˌnɒnˈstɒp]
adv [talk, rain] → sans arrêt; [drive] → sans s'arrêter
He talks non-stop → Il parle sans arrêt.
to fly non-stop → prendre un vol direct or sans escale
We flew non-stop → Nous avons pris un vol direct or sans escale.
to fly non-stop from X to Y → faire X-Y sans escale
adj
[music, talk] → ininterrompu(e); [bombing] → ininterrompu(e)
[flight] → direct(e), sans escale
a non-stop flight → un vol direct, un vol sans escale

nonsensical

adj idea, actionunsinnig

nonsensical

[nɒnˈsɛnsɪkl] adjassurdo/a, ridicolo/a

nonsense

(ˈnonsˈns) , ((American) -sens) noun
foolishness; foolish words, actions etc; something that is ridiculous. He's talking nonsense; The whole book is a lot of nonsense; What nonsense!
ˌnonˈsensical (-ˈsen-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
For an hour or two I was even staggered in my resolution of marrying him, and though this was too idle and nonsensical an idea to remain long on my mind, I do not feel very eager for the conclusion of my marriage, nor look forward with much impatience to the time when Reginald, according to our agreement, is to be in town.
returned the surprised Guardian of the Gates; "what a nonsensical idea
It was deucedly unpleasant, he decided, this being peppered at; and nonsensical as it really was, it was none the less deadly serious.
Then, he and my sister would pair off in such nonsensical speculations about Miss Havisham, and about what she would do with me and for me, that I used to want - quite painfully - to burst into spiteful tears, fly at Pumblechook, and pummel him all over.
In the first place," said the Rector, looking rather grave, "it would be nonsensical to expect that I could convince Brooke, and make him act accordingly.
As a companion, Anne honestly acknowledged nobody could be so satisfactory as Gilbert; she was very glad, so she told herself, that he had evidently dropped all nonsensical ideas -- though she spent considerable time secretly wondering why.
Thou art one of those wise men," cries she, "whose nonsensical principles have undone the nation; by weakening the hands of our government at home, and by discouraging our friends and encouraging our enemies abroad.
I shall shake hands,' returned the landlord, putting his into his pockets, 'with no man as goes to London on such nonsensical errands.
You might hope to get some other nonsensical belief into the head of George Gradgrind, or Augustus Gradgrind, or John Gradgrind, or Joseph Gradgrind (all supposititious, non-existent persons), but into the head of Thomas Gradgrind - no, sir!
Grundy, and help her sister through what she regarded as `a nonsensical business'.
And in my opinion this sort of writing and composition is of the same species as the fables they call the Milesian, nonsensical tales that aim solely at giving amusement and not instruction, exactly the opposite of the apologue fables which amuse and instruct at the same time.
The fact, thus abstractedly stated, is not very uncommon, nor--without a proper distinction of circumstances--to be condemned either as naughty or nonsensical.