nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumnoun
a message that seems to convey no meaning
folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumperyadjective
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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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
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war -- to Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
I’ll vote to shut government down if they want to throw in a bunch of nonsense in the bill.
1. Our reality is getting funnier and funnier, comical nightmare of black humor, and funny and scary, shock humor. The comical, dreamlike paradoxes of egoism are becoming more and more. 2. Stubbornness is cartoonish thinking that anything is possible. This is the inexhaustible energy of success. 3. Open in yourself the philosophy of love without self-interest and selfishness, and you will become much happier and more joyful. Let your heart become a philosopher of selfless love. 4. Alone, you will grow old faster in mind. Like a fish in the depths of the endless emptiness of nonsense. 5. The great matrix of loneliness, where money rules, there will always be formal loneliness, robotic consciousness. 6. Music is a lullaby of consciousness, we dance to death. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
We feel like we are drowning and dissolving in nonsense, as if scattering in inevitability, we cease to exist. And feel the meaning. We stop breathing, choking on inevitability.
I flat out condemned the idea that we were going to have Muslims register, the idea that we're going to repel an entire group of people on the basis of their religion, it's nonsense.
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- 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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