Definition of nonsense in English:


Syllabification: non·sense
Pronunciation: /ˈnänˌsens
, ˈnänsəns


1Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense: he was talking absolute nonsense
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  • Then he comes into this House, along with his colleagues, and talks a lot of drivel and absolute nonsense.
  • I try to write, and manage 60 words of unsatisfactory nonsense before I give up.
  • Like I said earlier, it's absolute nonsense but nonsense which has been crafted with care and boundless enthusiasm.
1.1 [as exclamation] Used to show strong disagreement: “Nonsense! No one can do that.”
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  • The second man was indignant at hearing this: ‘What nonsense!’
  • As for his assertion that they would have replaced poll tax with a local income tax if it was feasible - nonsense!
  • As a stickler for law and order, I say: nonsense!
1.2 [as modifier] Denoting verse or other writing intended to be amusing by virtue of its absurd or whimsical language: nonsense poetry
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  • I got a text message on my cell phone today with nonsense poetry from an unknown source.
  • The nonsense lyrics are either the ramblings of a burnt out fool or transcendent works of genius.
  • It is not addressed to anyone, is not in the Knave's handwriting, and is actually a set of nonsense verses.
2Foolish or unacceptable behavior: put a stop to that nonsense, will you?
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  • I believed that his romanticisms were foolish nonsense and were to be looked down upon.
  • Referee Peter McCarthy refused to stand for any nonsense and brandished a succession of cards.
  • Frankly, I am not going to stand any of your nonsense; and when you drop it I shall not expect you to stand any of mine.

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