Difference between unmeaning and nonsensical
- without meaning
The original has _aue_, which, if it mean _ave_, is unmeaning here.
Mr. _Osmore_ stated his complaint, and the president of our committee replied, and stated ours; and among other things, observed that the word "_baa_," had no more meaning than a thousand other senseless cries, uttering constantly from the throats of idle, thoughtless boys; and begged Mr. Osmore to explain how such an unmeaning sound could be construed into an insult to him; that if he and his officers should cry _baa! baa! baa!
Miss Margland, who never felt so virtuous, and never so elated, as when witnessing the imperfections or improprieties of others, descanted largely against ingratitude; treating an unmeaning sally of passion as a serious mark of turpitude: but Eugenia, ashamed for Dr. Orkborne, to whom, as her preceptor, she felt a constant disposition to be partial, determined to endeavour to induce him to make some apology.
- having no intelligible meaning
- so unreasonable as to invite derision
Nowadays the word jabberwocky is used to mean nonsensical language in general. â€ "V Venkata Rao, Ahmedabad
Your death was determined to be “sudden unexplained death in epilepsy,” a term so cruelly nonsensical it might as well have been “fickle finger of fate.”
Yet he still trailed to a nonsensical extent.