Synonyms of nonsense in English:

nonsense


See definition of nonsense

noun

1‘don't talk complete nonsense, please!’

SYNONYMS

rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether

informal hogwash, rot, baloney, tripe, drivel, gobbledegook, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, hot air, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribble

British informal cobblers, codswallop, cock, stuff and nonsense, tosh, double Dutch, flannel, waffle

Northern English Scottish informal havers

North American informal garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce

informal, dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon, toffee

vulgar slang shit, bullshit, crap, bollocks, balls

North American vulgar slang crapola

NZ Australian vulgar slang bulldust

ANTONYMS

sense

2‘modern, mechanized methods would make economic nonsense on a smallholding’

SYNONYMS

ridiculousness, stupidity, absurdity, ludicrousness, inanity, fatuity, pointlessness, foolishness, folly, foolhardiness, silliness, idiocy, senselessness, insanity, madness

ANTONYMS

sense, wisdom

3‘Elaine could not see the villagers putting up with any nonsense from her’

SYNONYMS

mischief, mischievousness, naughtiness, badness

bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, misdemeanour, perversity, pranks, tricks, larks, capers, joking, jesting, clowning, buffoonery, roguery, devilry, funny business

diablerie

informal tomfoolery, monkey tricks, monkey business, shenanigans, goings-on, hanky-panky

British informal carry-on, carryings-on, jiggery-pokery

archaic deviltry


Synonyms of no-nonsense in English:

no-nonsense


See definition of nonsense

phrase

1‘he pictured his world in a muscular, no-frills, no-nonsense sort of way’

SYNONYMS

matter-of-fact, down-to-earth, practical, sensible, realistic, full of common sense, commonsensical, reasonable, rational, logical, sound, balanced, sober, pragmatic, level-headed, serious-minded, businesslike, hard-headed, responsible, sane, mundane, unromantic, unidealistic