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Noun: nonsense  'nón,sen(t)s or nón-sun(t)s [N. Amer], nón-sun(t)s [Brit]
  1. (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, rhubarb [Brit], jive [N. Amer], junk, flapdoodle [N. Amer], folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery [archaic], trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop [Brit], falderal
  2. Something that makes no sense; words with no meaning
    - bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum
  3. Ornamental objects of no great value
    - folderal [non-standard], falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, trumpery [archaic], falderal
  4. (genetics) a mutation that causes a peptide chain to end prematurely
Adjective: nonsense  'nón,sen(t)s or nón-sun(t)s [N. Amer], nón-sun(t)s [Brit]
  1. Having no intelligible meaning
    "nonsense syllables";
    - nonsensical

Derived forms: nonsenses

See also: meaningless, nonmeaningful

Type of: content, decoration, drivel, garbage, message, ornament, ornamentation, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Nonsense