Definitions for Nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
non•senseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns(n.)
words without sense or conveying absurd ideas.
conduct or action that is senseless or absurd.
something that makes no sense.
impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior:
Don't take any nonsense from him.
anything trifling or of little or no use.
a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed
Ref: (disting. from sense). 25
Origin of nonsense:
nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum(noun)
a message that seems to convey no meaning
folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery(adj)
ornamental objects of no great value
having no intelligible meaning
"nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
nonsense(noun)ˈnɒn sɛns, -səns
talk that is silly and untrue
Whatever he told you is obviously nonsense.; Don't talk such nonsense!
nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns
silly or unreasonable behavior
nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns
to not allow any nonsense
a woman who will not stand for any nonsense from anyone
Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or seem to have no meaning.
After my father had a stroke, every time he tried to talk, it sounded like nonsense.
An untrue statement.
He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.
A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.
A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.
To make nonsense of
To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.
To joke around, to waste time
that which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity
trifles; things of no importance
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.
Translations for Nonsense
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
foolishness; foolish words, actions etc; something that is ridiculous
He's talking nonsense; The whole book is a lot of nonsense; What nonsense!
- disparatePortuguese (BR)
- der UnsinnGerman
- ανοησίες, ασυναρτησίεςGreek
- tontería, disparate, bobadaSpanish
- निरर्थक बातें, अनाप-शनाप, अंट-शंटHindi
- besmisao, glupostCroatian
- omong kosongIndonesian
- bull, vitleysaIcelandic
- nonsenso, assurditàItalian
- 허튼 소리Korean
- muļķības, blēņasLatvian
- kata-kata yang tidak bermaknaMalay
- sludder, vås, pjattNorwegian
- absurditate, nonsensRomanian
- вздор, ерундаRussian
- saçma, mantıksızTurkish
- 廢話，胡說八道Chinese (Trad.)
- дурниця, нісенітницяUkrainian
- بکواس، لغوياتUrdu
- điều vô lýVietnamese
- 废话，胡说Chinese (Simp.)
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