Meaning of no-nonsense


Pronunciation: (nō'non'sens, -suns), [key]
— adj.
  1. not tolerating anything frivolous or trifling; firm and businesslike: a no-nonsense approach to money matters; a no-nonsense teacher with well-behaved classes.
  2. economical or utilitarian; practical: a no-nonsense car that gets excellent gas mileage.
  3. plain and simple; not fancy, complicated, or elegant: no-nonsense recipes for easy preparation.
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