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Meaning of NONSENSE

Pronunciation:  'nânsens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ornamental objects of no great value
  2. [n]  a message that seems to convey no meaning

NONSENSE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: falderal, folderol, frills, gimcrackery, gimcracks, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsensicality, trumpery
 See Also: absurdity, absurdness, amphigory, balderdash, baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, buzzword, cant, cobblers, content, drool, empty talk, empty words, fa la, fal la, fiddle-faddle, flummery, gibber, gibberish, hooey, hot air, humbug, incoherence, incoherency, jabberwocky, message, mummery, nonsense verse, palaver, piffle, poppycock, rhetoric, ridiculousness, rigamarole, rigmarole, stuff, stuff, stuff and nonsense, subject matter, substance, sundries, sundry, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, unintelligibility, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Non"sense\, n. [Pref. non- + sense: cf. F. nonsens.]
1. That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or
   language, which have no meaning, or which convey no
   intelligible ideas; absurdity.

2. Trifles; things of no importance.

{Nonsense verses}, lines made by taking any words which
   occur, but especially certain words which it is desired to
   recollect, and arranging them without reference to
   anything but the measure, so that the rhythm of the lines
   may aid in recalling the remembrance of the words.

Syn: Folly; silliness; absurdity; trash; balderdash.

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