Definitions for Nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

non•senseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns(n.)

  1. words without sense or conveying absurd ideas.

  2. conduct or action that is senseless or absurd.

  3. something that makes no sense.

  4. impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior:

    Don't take any nonsense from him.

  5. anything trifling or of little or no use.

  6. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed

    Category: Genetics

    Ref: (disting. from sense). 25

Origin of nonsense:

1605–15

non•sen′si•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum(noun)

    a message that seems to convey no meaning

  2. folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery(adj)

    ornamental objects of no great value

  3. nonsense(a), nonsensical(adj)

    having no intelligible meaning

    "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nonsense(noun)ˈnɒn sɛns, -səns

    talk that is silly and untrue

    Whatever he told you is obviously nonsense.; Don't talk such nonsense!

  2. nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns

    silly or unreasonable behavior

  3. nonsenseˈnɒn sɛns, -səns

    to not allow any nonsense

    a woman who will not stand for any nonsense from anyone

Wiktionary

  1. nonsense(Noun)

    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.

  2. nonsense(Noun)

    An untrue statement.

    He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.

  3. nonsense(Noun)

    Something foolish.

  4. nonsense(Noun)

    A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.

  5. nonsense(Noun)

    A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.

  6. nonsense(Verb)

    To make nonsense of

  7. nonsense(Verb)

    To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.

  8. nonsense(Verb)

    To joke around, to waste time

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nonsense(noun)

    that which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity

  2. Nonsense(noun)

    trifles; things of no importance

Freebase

  1. Nonsense

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nonsense' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4173

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nonsense' in Nouns Frequency: #2142


Translations for Nonsense

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nonsense(noun)

foolishness; foolish words, actions etc; something that is ridiculous

He's talking nonsense; The whole book is a lot of nonsense; What nonsense!

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