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English adjective: nonsense

1. nonsense having no intelligible meaning


SamplesNonsense syllables.
A nonsensical jumble of words.


Synonymsnonsensical


Similarmeaningless, nonmeaningful


Antonymsmeaningful


English noun: nonsense

1. nonsense (communication) a message that seems to convey no meaning


Synonymsbunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsensicality


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)absurdity, absurdness, amphigory, balderdash, baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, buzzword, cant, cobblers, crock, drool, empty talk, empty words, fa la, fal la, fiddle-faddle, flummery, gibber, gibberish, hooey, hot air, humbug, incoherence, incoherency, jabberwocky, mummery, nonsense verse, palaver, piffle, poppycock, rhetoric, ridiculousness, rigamarole, rigmarole, schmegegge, shmegegge, stuff, stuff and nonsense, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, unintelligibility

2. nonsense (artifact) ornamental objects of no great value


Synonymsfalderol, folderal, frill, gimcrack, gimcrackery, trumpery


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation









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