nonsensicality


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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:
Noun1.nonsensicality - a message that seems to convey no meaningnonsensicality - a message that seems to convey no meaning
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness - a message whose content is at variance with reason
amphigory, nonsense verse - nonsensical writing (usually verse)
balderdash, fiddle-faddle, piffle - trivial nonsense
buzzword, cant - stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
cobblers - nonsense; "I think that is a load of cobblers"
crock - nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock"
fa la, fal la - meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking
unintelligibility, incoherence, incoherency - nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
jabberwocky - nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
mummery, flummery - meaningless ceremonies and flattery
empty talk, empty words, hot air, palaver, rhetoric - loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
rigamarole, rigmarole - a set of confused and meaningless statements
schmegegge, shmegegge - (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense
hooey, poppycock, stuff and nonsense, stuff - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, taradiddle, tarradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
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The nonsensicality of the debauchees' reaction to "Deeth," then, is not just ironic but might be displaced by the absurdity of personification as such.
By combining the actors' exaggerated gesturing with pitched-up, repetitive musical sound tracks, Beckman gives her works the psychotic energy and seeming nonsensicality of a fever dream.
Freud tried to account for the nonsensicality of the joke by this observation: "who is not born is not a mortal man at all, and there is no good and no best for him.
Then to the tribal games, which to the assembled crowd, especially the Africans, were an astonishing show of nonsensicality.