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[non-sen-si-kuh l] /nɒnˈsɛn sɪ kəl/

(of words or language) having little or no meaning; making little or no sense:
A baby’s babbling is appealingly nonsensical.
(of behavior, conduct, actions, etc.) foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd:
His nonsensical behavior was unusual for such a serious person.
objectionable, impudent, insubordinate:
I refuse to listen to that nonsensical gossip.
of trifling importance or of little or no use:
I’ve had more than enough of your nonsensical advice!

1650s, from nonsense + -ical. Related: Nonsensically.


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