- words or language having little or no sense or meaning.
- conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense.
- impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn’t have to take that nonsense from you.
- something absurd or fatuous: the utter nonsense of such a suggestion.
- anything of trifling importance or of little or no use.
- Genetics. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed (distinguished from sense).
- something that has or makes no sense; unintelligible language; drivel
- conduct or action that is absurd
- foolish or evasive behaviour or mannersshe’ll stand no nonsense
- See no-nonsense
- things of little or no value or importance; trash
- an exclamation of disagreement
n.1610s, from non- + sense; perhaps influenced by French nonsens.
- 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.
see stuff and nonsense.