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See also: non-sensical
- Without sense; absurd.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, […], OCLC 21345056, page 179:
- Well, her very foolish grandmother has mixed herself up in some nonsensical correspondence with the court of St. Germains; or, rather, has let herself be made a tool by Mr. Trevanion, who, I am happy to say, is not Ethel's husband; they arrested him just in time.
- The form non-sensical is much less common while nonsensic is extremely rare..
- Nouns often used with "nonsensical": words, things, idea, notion, results, question, language, way, talk, statement, situation, story, argument, reasons, stuff, books, jargon, theory, assumption, interpretation
- Webster 1828 defined this as "Unmeaning; absurd; foolish." Webster 1913 defined this as "Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous."
- nonsensical at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “nonsensical”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- “nonsensical”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “nonsensical” (US) / “nonsensical” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.
- "nonsensical" in WordNet 3.1, Princeton University, 2011.