Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking intelligible meaning: a nonsensical jumble of words.
  • adj. Foolish; absurd: nonsensical ideas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of nonsense; having no sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no intelligible meaning
  • adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule

Etymologies

From nonsense +‎ -ical. (Wiktionary)

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