Essentially, this compound word, derived from Latin, means "it does not follow". Meaning that a particular thought is not related to a given premise.
The statement "he must be gay; he never says hello to the ladies in his class" is non-sequitur. One cannot form the conclusion that a person is gay because that person does not say hello to persons of another gender - unless there are other factors that could be considered.
The numerical value of Non-sequitur in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Non-sequitur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It kind of reminds me of the funniest moment, I think, of the second debate, where out of nowhere, complete non sequitur, he starts going after me. And I guess it's part of his bravado, his shtick, i'm thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?
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