- Nonsense is defined as words that have no actual meaning, behavior that is silly and foolish or is a word used to express disagreement.
- Silly and meaningless baby talk is an example of nonsense.
- Behaving in a silly and foolish manner is an example of nonsense.
- When someone says you are mean and you want to disagree, this is an example of a situation where you might say "Nonsense, I am very nice."
- words or actions that convey an absurd meaning or no meaning at all
- things of relatively no importance or value; trivialities
- impudent, foolish, or evasive behavior
Origin: non- plush sense
- designating or of syllables or words constructed of sounds or symbols arranged arbitrarily so as to have no meaning
- of or designating verse, poetry, or other literary composition consisting of words or syllables that convey an absurd meaning or no meaning at all
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- Words or signs having no intelligible meaning: a message that was nonsense until decoded.
- Subject matter, behavior, or language that is foolish or absurd.
- Extravagant foolishness or frivolity: a clown's exuberant nonsense.
- Matter of little or no importance or usefulness: a chatty letter full of gossip and nonsense.
- Insolent talk or behavior; impudence: wouldn't take any nonsense from the children.
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