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nonsense

noun uk   /ˈnɒn.səns/ us    /ˈnɑːn.sens/
B2 [S or U] an idea, something said or written, or behaviour that is silly or stupid: This report is nonsense and nothing but a waste of paper. The accusations are (absolute/complete/utter) nonsense. Nonsense/Don't talk nonsense! She's far too ill to return to work! You mustn't upset your sister with any more nonsense about ghosts. [+ to infinitive] It's (a) nonsense to say that he's too old for the job. [U] language that cannot be understood because it does not mean anything: The translation of the instructions was so poor they were just nonsense.
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