nonsensical etymology

English word nonsensical comes from English -ical, English nonsense

Detailed word origin of nonsensical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
nonsense English (eng) (intransitive) To joke around, to waste time. To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.. To make nonsense of (biochemistry) Resulting from the substitution of a nucleotide in a sense codon, causing it to become a stop codon (not coding for an amino-acid).. Nonsensical (biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.. (literature) A type of [...]
nonsensical English (eng) Without sense; absurd.

Words with the same origin as nonsensical

Descendants of -ical
alphabetical alphabetically archaeological archeological autobiographical biblical biological botanical ecological finicky geological ideological meteorological mythical neurological pathological philosophical physiological psychological psychologically technological theological whimsical zoo
Descendants of nonsense
nonsensification nonsensify nonsensity tosh toshy