Definition of Nonsense

1. Noun. A message that seems to convey no meaning.




2. Adjective. Having no intelligible meaning. "A nonsensical jumble of words"
Exact synonyms: Nonsensical
Similar to: Meaningless, Nonmeaningful
Derivative terms: Nonsensicality

3. Noun. Ornamental objects of no great value.

Definition of Nonsense

1. n. That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity.

Definition of Nonsense

1. Noun. Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or seem to have no meaning. ¹

2. Noun. An untrue statement. ¹

3. Noun. Something foolish. ¹

4. Noun. (literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear. ¹

5. Noun. (biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing. ¹

6. Verb. To make nonsense of ¹

7. Verb. To attempt to dismiss as nonsense. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To joke around, to waste time ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonsense

1. behavior or language that is meaningless or absurd [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nonsense

1. As used in genetics, relating to a mutation that causes a sequence such that the growing peptide chain terminates, often after several incorrect amino acid residues are incorporated. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonsense

nonselves
nonsemiotic
nonsemisimple
nonsenate
nonsenator
nonsenatorial
nonsenators
nonsenile
nonsenior
nonseniors
nonsensational
nonsensationalist
nonsensationalistic
nonsense (current term)
nonsense(a)
nonsense codon
nonsense mutation
nonsense mutations
nonsense strand
nonsense suppression
nonsense syndrome
nonsense triplet
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nonsense word
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nonsenses
nonsensical
nonsensicalities

Literary usage of Nonsense

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1. Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1902)
"nonsense almanac, 1902. Burgess, G. 50c. Stokes. nonsense book. 2d ed. ... nonsense for old and young. Field, E. 50c. Chiswick Press, NY Norda, ..."

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