nonsense: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (non'sens, -suns), [key]
— n.
  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. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed (distinguished from sense).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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