What does no-nonsense mean?

Definitions for no-nonsense

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word no-nonsense.

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. Laura Blevins:

    He was talking nonsense.

  2. John Boehner:

    That's just total nonsense.

  3. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

    They better not try that nonsense here.

  4. Josh Billings:

    Good nonsense is good sense in disguise.

  5. Phil Robertson:

    It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful.

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