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When 'The Thin Blue Line' came out, I was criticized by many people for using reenactments, as if I wasn't dedicated to the truth because I filmed these scenes. That always and still seems to be nonsensical.
Errol Morris

Meaning of "nonsensical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NONSENSICAL

nonsensical  [nɒnˈsensɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NONSENSICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nonsensical is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NONSENSICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nonsensical

Nonsense

Nonsense is a communication, via speech, writing, or any other symbolic system, that lacks any coherent meaning. Sometimes in ordinary usage, nonsense is synonymous with absurdity or the ridiculous. Many poets, novelists and songwriters have used nonsense in their works, often creating entire works using it for reasons ranging from pure comic amusement or satire, to illustrating a point about language or reasoning. In the philosophy of language and philosophy of science, nonsense is distinguished from sense or meaningfulness, and attempts have been made to come up with a coherent and consistent method of distinguishing sense from nonsense. It is also an important field of study in cryptography regarding separating a signal from noise.

Definition of nonsensical in the English dictionary

The definition of nonsensical in the dictionary is untrue or silly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NONSENSICAL


bicycle
ˈbaɪsɪkəl
classical
ˈklæsɪkəl
commonsensical
ˌkɒmənˈsensɪkəl
dancical
ˈdɑːnsɪkəl
duncical
ˈdʌnsɪkəl
extrinsical
ɪkˈstrɪnsɪkəl
forinsecal
fəˈrɪnsɪkəl
icicle
ˈaɪsɪkəl
intrinsical
ɪnˈtrɪnsɪkəl
lexical
ˈlɛksɪkəl
neoclassical
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪkəl
nonclassical
ˌnɒnˈklæsɪkəl
paradoxical
ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəl
Popsicle
ˈpɒpsɪkəl
romancical
rəʊˈmænsɪkəl
semiclassical
ˌsɛmɪˈklæsɪkəl
sickle
ˈsɪkəl
tricycle
ˈtraɪsɪkəl
vesical
ˈvɛsɪkəl
vesicle
ˈvɛsɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NONSENSICAL

nonsegregation
nonselected
nonselective
nonself
nonsensational
nonsense
nonsense correlation
nonsense syllable
nonsense verse
nonsense word
nonsensicality
nonsensically
nonsensicalness
nonsensitive
nonsensuous
nonsentence
nonseptate
nonsequential
nonserial
nonserious

WORDS THAT END LIKE NONSENSICAL

astrophysical
biophysical
cataphysical
chemical
dropsical
geophysical
jukebox musical
lackadaisical
metaphysical
microphysical
musical
nonmusical
nonphysical
paradisical
petrophysical
physical
postclassical
preclassical
psychophysical
unmusical
whimsical

Synonyms and antonyms of nonsensical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NONSENSICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nonsensical» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nonsensical

Translation of «nonsensical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NONSENSICAL

Find out the translation of nonsensical to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nonsensical from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nonsensical» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无厘头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sin sentido
570 millions of speakers

English

nonsensical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतर्कसंगत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا معنى لها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бессмысленный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sem sentido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্থহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

absurde
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak masuk akal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unsinnig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ばかげた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무의미한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nonsensical
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lời nói phi lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறிவுப்பூர்வமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूर्खपणाचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saçma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assurdo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezsensowne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безглуздий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fără sens
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράλογο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nonsens
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

meningslösa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nonsens
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nonsensical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NONSENSICAL»

The term «nonsensical» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.461 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NONSENSICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nonsensical

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10 QUOTES WITH «NONSENSICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nonsensical.
1
Richard Carmona
Trying to block women from getting access to contraception or defunding Planned Parenthood is completely nonsensical from a policy standpoint.
2
Rachael Leigh Cook
Sometimes I say things that I can't believe came out of my mouth. Or I won't mean something and it will come out completely nonsensical.
3
Lord Kelvin
The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I cannot put it into words.
4
Eartha Kitt
Don't depend on other people to be responsible for you. Don't make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things.
5
Barry Levinson
It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.
6
Errol Morris
When 'The Thin Blue Line' came out, I was criticized by many people for using reenactments, as if I wasn't dedicated to the truth because I filmed these scenes. That always and still seems to be nonsensical.
7
Chris Parnell
One of the first exercises we did in acting class my freshman year was to stand in two rows, two lines facing each other as a class, and just make sounds and move in some completely nonsensical way out into the center of the room. Sort of make an idiot out of yourself, essentially, but to be okay with that.
8
Bill Pascrell
In an era when information can be sent instantaneously anywhere, it is utterly nonsensical that our Nation's police, the fire, and EMS personnel cannot consistently communicate with each other.
9
Joe Rogan
Reality really is theater. There's no other way to describe it. It's all so nonsensical, ridiculous and chaotic.
10
Claus von Stauffenberg
If our most highly qualified General Staff officers had been told to work out the most nonsensical high level organization for war which they could think of, they could not have produced anything more stupid that that which we have at present.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NONSENSICAL»

Discover the use of nonsensical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nonsensical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ghosts Of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, ...
"Fascinating, imaginative, and stimulating, The Ghosts of Evolution is a wonderful piece of writing-well worth reading by anyone interested in nature and its myriad components." -Michael J. Balick, The New York Botanical Garden.
Connie Barlow, 2013
2
The Nonsensical U S A
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Stuart Basham Stone, 2010
3
Humorous and Nonsensical Poems
Experiencing. humorous. and. nonsensical. poetry. umorous poetry is poetry that makes you laugh or feel light-hearted and happy. It can make you chuckle or giggle, roll around on the floor roaring with laughter, or just smile. What is it about  ...
Liz Miles, 2014
4
Ebony Flats and Black Sharps: A Nonsensical Black-Face ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George W Goode, 2011
5
High Nonsensical Words: A Study of the Works of Standish ...
"This clearly written and expertly researched study of O'Grady's works fills very skillfully a long-existing hole in Irish studies. . . ."Choice
Edward A. Hagan, 1986
6
Juvenile and Nonsensical
Michael Richardson. ui^^U^uL^ you Bullets fly in every direction And you have not a vest for protection You pray to God for a pass of omission And remember you're right next to the entrance A passage to safety and also your freedom "J heir ...
Michael Richardson, 2011
7
Nonsensical Speech: Speech Acts in Postsocialist Chinese Culture
The series of words, after being repeated and relayed offstage numerous times, seem to regain their magic power to provide improper and improbable answers to everyday life's problems.
Lihong Tang, 2008
8
Blown Away - a Nonsensical Narrative Without Rhyme Or Reason
The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.
Richard Mansfield, 2007
9
Reading Development in Chinese Children
(1971) before subsequent analyses. The proportions of correct responses by grade, set, and stimulus-type are presented in table 8.1. The same visual stimuli that appeared as "sensible" in set A appear as "nonsensical" in set B and vice versa.
Catherine McBride-Chang, Hsuan-Chih Chen, 2003
10
The Universal spy; or, The London weekly magazine. (By ...
A Trifling SONG, l^Onsensical Folks, prepare To hear a Nonsensical Song,- Each am'rons Beau with his Fair, l Whole Charm's a Nonsensical Tongue ;' Were there no Nonsensical Flights, The Women woula want what to fay 1 The Poet want ...
Timothy Truepenny (pseud.)

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NONSENSICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nonsensical is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Google Voice improves speech-to-text using the power of “thinking …
The improvements mean Google Voice should no longer deliver nonsensical transcripts of voicemails. Shame it's only available in the US and ... «Alphr, Jul 15»
2
Burmese journalists fined for defaming president Thein Sein
... Thein described a statement by the president as “gibberish, irrational, cheap, and inconsistent... completely nonsensical, absurd and insane.”. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Chip Kelly, football's most intriguing figure, is also its most unknown
One way was abandoning long and nonsensical play calls; one season at New Hampshire, he nicknamed deep routes after long-distance ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
The Return Of The Ugly German
Certainly, there was nonsensical propaganda about a Fourth Reich and asinine references to the Führer. But, at its core, the criticism articulates ... «Social Europe, Jul 15»
5
Butt dialers beware: If you don't lock your phone, it's legally OK to …
Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University, called the decision "nonsensical." "[It] reflects how far removed the constitutional law of privacy ... «Ars Technica UK, Jul 15»
6
An Unfinished Library
According to the Marx biographer Francis Wheen, it's “a nonsensical torrent of whimsy and persiflage.” The collection includes several works, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
Donald Trump Is the Candidate America Wants
America has a long, weird love affair with blustering celebrity politicians. While every presidential race is littered with the nonsensical platforms ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
8
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette De Bodard – review
Parts of the plot just seemed too outlandish – at points almost nonsensical. For example, the idea of the decaying underwater dragon kingdom, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
The Calling It Out Show takes on Melvyn Singh's nonsensical article
The programme is hosted by Seann Francis and Ben Matchap – and this week they take on the nonsensical writings of one Melvyn Singh of ... «The Online Citizen, Jul 15»
10
Plan to stop solar subsidies 'absolutely nonsensical' - green energy …
... solar subsidies that will save the average household about the same as a loaf of bread per year is absolutely nonsensical when comparing it ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Nonsensical [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nonsensical>. Jan 2020 ».
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