Nonsense meaning

nŏn'sĕns', -səns
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."

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Subject matter, behavior, or language that is foolish or absurd.
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Extravagant foolishness or frivolity.

A clown's exuberant nonsense.

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Used to express disagreement or exasperation.
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Words or actions that convey an absurd meaning or no meaning at all.
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Things of relatively no importance or value; trivialities.
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Impudent, foolish, or evasive behavior.
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How foolish; how absurd.
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Matter of little or no importance or usefulness.

A chatty letter full of gossip and nonsense.

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Insolent talk or behavior; impudence.

Wouldn't take any nonsense from the children.

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Of or relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis.
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Designating or of syllables or words arranged arbitrarily and without meaning.
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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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Of or relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis.
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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.

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An untrue statement.

He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.

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Something foolish.
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(literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.
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(biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.
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To make nonsense of.
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To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.
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(intransitive) To joke around, to waste time.
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Words or signs having no intelligible meaning.

A message that was nonsense until decoded.

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Relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis.
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Origin of nonsense

  • non- +"Ž sense
    From Wiktionary