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. Genetics. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed (distinguished from sense).


  1. something that has or makes no sense; unintelligible language; drivel
  2. conduct or action that is absurd
  3. foolish or evasive behaviour or mannersshe’ll stand no nonsense
  4. See no-nonsense
  5. things of little or no value or importance; trash


  1. an exclamation of disagreement

n.1610s, from non- + sense; perhaps influenced by French nonsens.

  1. 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.

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