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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
non′sens, n. that which has no sense: language without meaning: absurdity: trifles.—adj. Nonsens′ical, without sense: absurd.—ns. Nonsensical′ity, Nonsens′icalness.—adv. Nonsens′ically.—Nonsense name, an arbitrarily coined name, for mnemonic purposes, &c.; Nonsense verses, verses perfect in form but without any connected sense, being merely exercises in metre, &c.: verses intentionally absurd, like that of the Jabberwock in Through the Looking-glass.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Nonsense' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4173
Rank popularity for the word 'Nonsense' in Nouns Frequency: #2142
The numerical value of Nonsense in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Nonsense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.
All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
You are hurrying to the sweet place, to the nonsense chasing your spirit and in the nonsense you look for answers.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- هراء, تفاهة, لغوArabic
- bestiesa, bajanada, estirabotCatalan, Valencian
- nesmysl, nonsensCzech
- Unsinn, Quatsch, Nonsens, BlödsinnGerman
- parida, disparate, tonterías, tontería, estupidez, disparatesSpanish
- بیمعنی, چرندPersian
- toimimaton, hölynpöly, jaksoFinnish
- sottise, non-sensFrench
- amaideas, sgudalScottish Gaelic
- חנטריש, שטויותHebrew
- omong kosongIndonesian
- bull, ruglIcelandic
- assurdità, scemenza, senza senso, idiozia, balla, sciocchezza, fola, priva di significato, a vanvera, fandonia, baggianata, ridicolaggineItalian
- ナンセンス, でたらめ, 馬鹿げた事, 無意味Japanese
- 난센스, 무의미, 헛소리, 어리석은 소리Korean
- قسهی هیچوپوچKurdish
- nonsens, onzin, flauwekulDutch
- bobagem, besteira, burricePortuguese
- nonsens, absurditate, nerozie, nerozii, prostieRomanian
- нонсенс, бессмыслица, ерунда, ахинея, вздор, абсурдRussian
- besmislica, nesmisao, glupost, neistina, budalaštinaSerbo-Croatian
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