What does no-nonsense mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. no-nonsense(adj)

    not tolerating irrelevancies

    "the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent"


  1. no-nonsense(adj.)

    Serving the purpose without unnecessary complications; uncomplicated; plain; not fancy.

  2. no-nonsense(adj.)

    Hence: Practical and economical.


  1. no-nonsense(Adjective)

    Practical, not concerning oneself with anything silly or unimportant.

    Her no-nonsense way of resolving issues impressed her superiors.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of no-nonsense in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of no-nonsense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Douglas Noel Adams:

    Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.

  2. Charles Lamb:

    Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

  3. Robert Frost:

    Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    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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