Nonsense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːnsens|  American pronunciation of the word nonsense
Brit.  |ˈnɒns(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word nonsense


- a message that seems to convey no meaning (syn: bunk, hokum, meaninglessness)
- ornamental objects of no great value (syn: falderol, frill, gimcrack, trumpery)
- having no intelligible meaning (syn: nonsensical)
nonsense syllables


I don't know why you believe that nonsense about certain numbers being unlucky.

She thinks that astrology is nonsense.

Don't listen to him. He's talking nonsense.

He was not in the mood to put up with any nonsense from his little brother.

If they start pushing each other or some such nonsense, send them to their rooms.

She doesn't take any nonsense from anyone.

Many of the words in the poem are nonsense.

I understood so few of the words they were using that the conversation sounded like nonsense to me.

'I'm a prisoner in my own home.' 'Nonsense!'

'Nobody cares about me.' 'That's absolute nonsense, Mary!'

If you ask me, these modern teaching methods are a load of nonsense (=a lot of nonsense).

He was talking utter nonsense as usual.

The government's housing policy is a nonsense.

By 1832 the idea had become an economic nonsense.

It is nonsense to say that mistakes are never made.

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