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Synonyms for nonsense
ˈnɒn sɛns, -sənsnon·sense

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  1. nonsenseverb

    pooh-pooh, rubbish

  2. nonsenseverb

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

    After my father had a stroke, every time he tried to talk, it sounded like nonsense.

    pooh-pooh, rubbish

  3. nonsenseverb

    To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.

    He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.

    rubbish, pooh-pooh

  4. nonsenseverb

    To joke around, to waste time

    rubbish, pooh-pooh

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nonsense

    absurdity, contradiction, demonstration, paradox, sophism

    axiom, truism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nonsense

    absurdity, trash, folly, pretense, jest, balderdash

    sense, wisdom, truth, fact, gravity, philosophy, science, reason

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumnoun

    a message that seems to convey no meaning

    folderal, bunkum, hogwash, feed bunk, gimcrack, guff, bunk, frill, trumpery, nonsensicality, buncombe, meaninglessness, built in bed, falderol, hokum, bunk bed, gimcrackery, rot, berth


  2. folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumperyadjective

    ornamental objects of no great value

    flounce, folderal, gimcrackery, trash, gimcrack, codswallop, bunk, frill, rubbish, wish-wash, trumpery, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, ruff, applesauce, folderol, falderol, hokum, furbelow, ruffle, tripe


  3. nonsense(a), nonsensicaladjective

    having no intelligible meaning

    "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nonsensenoun

    folly, absurdity, stuff, trash, moonshine, twaddle, balderdash, fudge, inanity, platitude

  2. nonsensenoun

    trifles, things of no consequence or importance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nonsensenoun

    absurdity, twaddle, bosh, fudge, silliness, balderdash, moonshine, amphigory, rigmarole

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How to use nonsense in a sentence?

  1. Laura Blevins:

    He was talking nonsense.

  2. Jesse Petrilla:

    Ican tell you from my personalexperience as the father of twoboys... we are worriedabout lifelong negativeeffects that can continue ifthese schools remain closed, distance learning for a kid thatage is nonsense, a kid needssocial interactions, thestructure ofin-person learningand experts warn that distancelearning doesnt even meet thecurrent educational standards. CORONAVIRUS SURGE FORCES UNC CHAPEL HILL TO SWITCH TO REMOTE LEARNING ONE WEEK INTO SEMESTER.

  3. Steffen Kubitzki:

    People are counting on us to stop this nonsense, we won't get a second chance. We will go from village to village, door to door, and tell people to vote for us.

  4. Conrad Black:

    The idea that I would commit a crime is a nonsense.

  5. Asuncion Casasola:

    I needed to believe in justice, I needed to think that things had changed, i heard all that nonsense and I was shocked. I don't think there is any justice.

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