nonsense

[non-sens, -suhns]
noun
1.
words or language having little or no sense or meaning.
2.
conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense.
3.
impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn't have to take that nonsense from you.
4.
something absurd or fatuous: the utter nonsense of such a suggestion.
5.
anything of trifling importance or of little or no use.
6.
Genetics. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed (distinguished from sense ).

Origin:
1605–15; non- + sense

nonsensical [non-sen-si-kuhl] , adjective


1. twaddle, balderdash, moonshine, absurdity.
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nonsense (ˈnɒnsəns)
 
n
1.  something that has or makes no sense; unintelligible language; drivel
2.  conduct or action that is absurd
3.  foolish or evasive behaviour or manners: she'll stand no nonsense
4.  See no-nonsense
5.  things of little or no value or importance; trash
 
interj
6.  an exclamation of disagreement
 
nonsensical
 
adj
 
non'sensically
 
adv
 
non'sensicalness
 
n
 
nonsensi'cality
 
n

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Word Origin & History

nonsense
1614, from non- + sense.
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Science Dictionary
nonsense   (nŏn'sěns')  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis. See more at point mutation.
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Idioms & Phrases

nonsense

see stuff and nonsense.

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Example sentences
The race to the bottom will be achieved readily with such nonsense.
Nonsense is not supposed to get through this process-certainly not five times.
Please read the article carefully before posting nonsense.
Should have written this nonsense back then, would have sold better.
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