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Noun: nonsense  'nón,sen(t)s or nón-sun(t)s [N. Amer], nón-sun(t)s [Brit]
  1. Statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk [informal], bunkum [informal], buncombe [informal], guff [informal], rot [informal], hogwash [informal], flapdoodle [N. Amer, informal], rhubarb [Brit, informal], Irish bull [slang], bull [slang], junk [informal], bilge [informal], jive [N. Amer, informal], folderol, rubbish [informal], tripe [informal], trumpery [archaic], trash [informal], wish-wash [informal], applesauce [N. Amer, informal], codswallop [Brit, informal], falderal
  2. Something that makes no sense; words with no meaning
    - bunk [informal], nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum [informal]
  3. Ornamental objects of no great value
    - falderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, trumpery [archaic], folderol [archaic]
  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