nonsense

  • 1NONSENSE — « A piece of nonsense », c’est en anglais courant une bêtise, une absurdité: un «non sens» bien sûr; et pourtant, le terme anglais a une richesse spécifique. Anglais d’abord parce que la langue anglaise en est le lieu sonore d’élection; ainsi les …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Nonsense — es una figura literaria que puede ser en verso o en prosa, que busca generar, juegos de palabras que trasgreden las formas comunes de la sintaxis y la semántica, juegos que resultan extraños, comúnmente humorísticos y absurdos. Literalmente… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 3nonsense — nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, balderdash, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull are comparable when they mean something said or proposed which is senseless or absurd. Nonsense is the most general of these terms; it may be referred to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4nonsense — Uses of nonsense as a countable noun (i.e. preceded by a or in the plural) have become common in current use, especially in BrE: • I knew you d make a nonsense of it so I told Wallis to be ready to take over L. Cooper, 1960 • I could only pray… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5Nonsense — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Trifles; things of no importance. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6nonsense — index jargon (unintelligible language), platitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7nonsense — / nɑnsəns/, it. / nɔnsens/ s. e agg. ingl. [propr. sciocchezza , comp. di non non e sense senso ], usato in ital. come s.m. e agg., invar. ■ s.m. [cosa insensata, assurda e sim.: quello che dici è un n. ] ▶◀ assurdità, insensatezza, nonsenso.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 8nonsense — (n.) 1610s, from NON (Cf. non ) + SENSE (Cf. sense); perhaps influenced by Fr. nonsens …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9nonsense — |nònsénce| s. m. Aquilo que é contrário à razão ou ao bom senso. = ABSURDO   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 10nonsense — [n] craziness, ridiculousness absurdity, babble, balderdash*, baloney*, bananas*, bombast, bull*, bunk*, claptrap*, drivel, fatuity, flightiness, folly, foolishness, fun, gibberish, giddiness, hogwash*, hooey*, hot air*, imprudence, inanity,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11nonsense — ► NOUN 1) words that make no sense. 2) foolish or unacceptable behaviour. 3) an absurd or unthinkable scheme, situation, etc. DERIVATIVES nonsensical adjective nonsensically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12nonsense — [nän′sens΄, nän′səns] n. [ NON + SENSE] 1. words or actions that convey an absurd meaning or no meaning at all 2. things of relatively no importance or value; trivialities 3. impudent, foolish, or evasive behavior adj. 1. designating or of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13Nonsense — For other uses, see Nonsense (disambiguation). For Wikipedia policy regarding nonsense, see Wikipedia:Patent nonsense. Nonsense is a communication, via speech, writing, or any other symbolic system, that lacks any coherent meaning. Sometimes in… …

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  • 14nonsense — non|sense S3 [ˈnɔnsəns US ˈna:nsens] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stupid/untrue)¦ 2¦(annoying behaviour)¦ 3¦(without meaning)¦ 4 make (a) nonsense of something 5 nonsense poems/verse/rhymes ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(STUPID/UNTRUE)¦ ideas, opinions, statements etc that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15nonsense — non|sense [ nan,sens, nansens ] noun uncount ** 1. ) ideas, behavior, or statements that are not true or sensible: So you believe the nonsense about ghosts? it is nonsense to do something: It is nonsense to say that they re not paid enough. it is …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16nonsense */*/ — UK [ˈnɒns(ə)ns] / US [ˈnɑnˌsens] / US [ˈnɑnsens] noun 1) [singular/uncountable] ideas, behaviour, or statements that are not true or sensible So you believe the nonsense about ghosts? it is nonsense to do something: It is nonsense to say that… …

    English dictionary

  • 17nonsense — 01. What you are saying is [nonsense]. No one would ever agree to it. 02. It is total [nonsense] to suggest that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. 03. If you ask me, ESP, communication with spirits, new age religion, and all that crap is… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18nonsense — n. 1) to speak, talk nonsense 2) to put up with, tolerate nonsense 3) (colloq.) (AE) to cut the nonsense 4) arrant (lit.), complete, outright, perfect, pure, sheer, total, utter nonsense 5) nonsense to + int. (it was sheer nonsense to trust them) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19nonsense — noun (U) 1 STUPID/UNTRUE (U) ideas, opinions, statements etc that are untrue or stupid: all this nonsense about health foods | “She says she s 39.” “Nonsense!” | a load of nonsense (=a lot of nonsense): If you ask me, these modern teaching… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20nonsense — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, arrant (old fashioned), complete, pure, sheer, total, utter ▪ Most of his theories are arrant nonsense …

    Collocations dictionary