nonsensical


nonsensical
[[t]nɒnse̱nsɪk(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ (disapproval)
If you say that something is nonsensical, you think it is stupid, ridiculous, or untrue.

It seemed to me that Sir Robert's arguments were nonsensical...

There were no nonsensical promises about reviving the economy.

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  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] * * * non·sen·si·cal (nŏn sĕnʹsĭ kəl) adj. 1. Lacking intelligible meaning: a nonsensical jumble of words. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Nonsensical — Non*sen si*cal, a. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous. {Non*sen si*cal*ly}, adv. {Non*sen si*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonsensical — index fatuous, incredible, inexpressive, irrational, ludicrous, lunatic, puerile, unreasonable Burto …   Law dictionary

  • nonsensical — (adj.) 1650s, from NONSENSE (Cf. nonsense) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Nonsensically …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] …   English World dictionary

  • nonsensical — adj. nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) * * * [nɒn sensɪk(ə)l] nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nonsensical — adjective 1. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsensical — non|sen|si|cal [nɔnˈsensıkəl US na:n ] adj ideas, actions, or statements that are nonsensical are not reasonable or sensible ▪ This is a nonsensical argument …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nonsensical — adjective 1) her nonsensical way of talking Syn: meaningless, senseless, illogical Ant: logical, rational 2) a nonsensical generalization Syn: foolish, insane, stupid …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nonsensical — adj. Nonsensical is used with these nouns: ↑lyrics …   Collocations dictionary