Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nonsense

2 senses of nonsense

Sense 1
nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum -- (a message that seems to convey no meaning)
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

Sense 2
folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery -- (ornamental objects of no great value)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Antonyms of adj nonsense

1 sense of nonsense

Sense 1
nonsense (prenominal), nonsensical -- (having no intelligible meaning; "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words")

INDIRECT (VIA meaningless) -> meaningful -- (having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause")

Similarity of adj nonsense

1 sense of nonsense

Sense 1
nonsense (prenominal), nonsensical -- (having no intelligible meaning; "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words")
       => meaningless (vs. meaningful), nonmeaningful -- (having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation")

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