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noun [uncountable]     nonsense pronunciation in American English
/ˈnɑnˌsens/    nonsense pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    ideas, behavior, or statements that are not true or sensible

    So you believe the nonsense about ghosts?

    it is nonsense to do something:

    It is nonsense to say that they’re not paid enough.

    it is nonsense for someone to do something:

    It is nonsense for her to say you’re not qualified.

    absolute/utter/complete/total nonsense:

    These accusations are absolute nonsense.

    a lot of nonsense:

    That’s a lot of nonsense.

    talk nonsense:

    I think he was talking nonsense!

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  2. 2
    unreasonable or annoying behavior

    Come on, no nonsense. Put that coat on and don’t argue.

    not put up with/take (any) nonsense:

    I don’t put up with any nonsense from anybody.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] nonsense words or sounds seem like ordinary words but they have no meaning

    a nonsense poem


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