- Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or seem to have no meaning.
(by extension) An untrue statement.
verbto nonsense He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.
(literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by w:Edward Lear, Edward Lear.
(biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.
- To attempt to dismiss as nonsense.