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nonsense (n.)

"that which is lacking in sense, language or words without meaning or conveying absurd or ridiculous ideas," 1610s, from non- "not" + sense (n.); perhaps influenced by French nonsens. Since mid-20c., non-sense, with the hyphen, has been used to distinguish the meaning "that which is not sense, that which is different from sense," not implying absurdity.

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Definitions of nonsense
1
nonsense (n.)
a message that seems to convey no meaning;
Synonyms: bunk / nonsensicality / meaninglessness / hokum
nonsense (n.)
ornamental objects of no great value;
Synonyms: folderal / falderol / frill / gimcrackery / gimcrack / trumpery
2
nonsense (adj.)
having no intelligible meaning;
nonsense syllables
Synonyms: nonsensical
From wordnet.princeton.edu