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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. serious; businesslike.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. no-nonsense(adj)

    not tolerating irrelevancies

    "the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. no-nonsense(adjective)ˈnɒnˈfæt

    straightforward and without anything extra or unnecessary

    a no-nonsense guide to government rules and regulations; a no-nonsense approach to turning your life around


  1. no-nonsense(Adjective)

    Practical, not concerning oneself with anything silly or unimportant.

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


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