- 01. What you are saying is [nonsense]. No one would ever agree to it.02. It is total [nonsense] to suggest that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time.03. If you ask me, ESP, communication with spirits, new age religion, and all that crap is pure [nonsense].04. I'm tired of all this [nonsense] about having to fight for peace. War can never do anything but create more problems.05. I think that ghost stories are absolute [nonsense].06. Dennis Lee writes delightful [nonsensical] poems for children.07. Your girlfriend doesn't want to break up with you. That's just [nonsense]. She's crazy about you.08. I hope you won't believe that [nonsense] that Bob said about me.09. If you ask me, it's [nonsense] to suggest that women can't succeed in the business world.10. Most of the advertising you see on television is total [nonsense]. You can't trust anything they say.11. She thinks the [nonsense] she reads in the tabloids is true.12. Popular magazines often have stories about famous celebrities, but most of what they report is just [nonsense].13. The last words of John Sedgewick before being shot by an enemy soldier were, "[Nonsense], they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."14. George Bernard Shaw once remarked that there is no subject on which more dangerous [nonsense] is talked and thought than marriage.15. Benjamin Britten once said that the old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea, and sitting up all night to write it is [nonsense]. Night-time is for sleeping.16. Edmond De Goncourt once noted that that which perhaps hears more [nonsense] than anything in the world is a picture in a museum.17. Roald Dahl once wrote that a little [nonsense] now and then is cherished by the wisest men.18. Gelett Burgess once suggested that to appreciate [nonsense] requires a serious interest in life.
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NONSENSE — « A piece of nonsense », c’est en anglais courant une bêtise, une absurdité: un «non sens» bien sûr; et pourtant, le terme anglais a une richesse spécifique. Anglais d’abord parce que la langue anglaise en est le lieu sonore d’élection; ainsi les … Encyclopédie Universelle
Nonsense — es una figura literaria que puede ser en verso o en prosa, que busca generar, juegos de palabras que trasgreden las formas comunes de la sintaxis y la semántica, juegos que resultan extraños, comúnmente humorísticos y absurdos. Literalmente… … Wikipedia Español
nonsense — nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, balderdash, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull are comparable when they mean something said or proposed which is senseless or absurd. Nonsense is the most general of these terms; it may be referred to… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
nonsense — Uses of nonsense as a countable noun (i.e. preceded by a or in the plural) have become common in current use, especially in BrE: • I knew you d make a nonsense of it so I told Wallis to be ready to take over L. Cooper, 1960 • I could only pray… … Modern English usage
Nonsense — Non sense, n. [Pref. non + sense: cf. F. nonsens.] 1. That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity. [1913 Webster] 2. Trifles; things of no importance. [1913 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
nonsense — index jargon (unintelligible language), platitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
nonsense — / nɑnsəns/, it. / nɔnsens/ s. e agg. ingl. [propr. sciocchezza , comp. di non non e sense senso ], usato in ital. come s.m. e agg., invar. ■ s.m. [cosa insensata, assurda e sim.: quello che dici è un n. ] ▶◀ assurdità, insensatezza, nonsenso.… … Enciclopedia Italiana
nonsense — (n.) 1610s, from NON (Cf. non ) + SENSE (Cf. sense); perhaps influenced by Fr. nonsens … Etymology dictionary
nonsense — |nònsénce| s. m. Aquilo que é contrário à razão ou ao bom senso. = ABSURDO ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa … Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa
nonsense — [n] craziness, ridiculousness absurdity, babble, balderdash*, baloney*, bananas*, bombast, bull*, bunk*, claptrap*, drivel, fatuity, flightiness, folly, foolishness, fun, gibberish, giddiness, hogwash*, hooey*, hot air*, imprudence, inanity,… … New thesaurus
nonsense — ► NOUN 1) words that make no sense. 2) foolish or unacceptable behaviour. 3) an absurd or unthinkable scheme, situation, etc. DERIVATIVES nonsensical adjective nonsensically adverb … English terms dictionary