Meaning of “nonsense” in the English Dictionary

"nonsense" in British English

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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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(Definition of “nonsense” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nonsense" in American English

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nonsensenoun [ U ]

us /ˈnɑnˌsens, -səns/

foolish words or actions:

Those accusations are pure/sheer nonsense.
What’s all this nonsense about quitting school?

Nonsense is also language that cannot be understood or that has no meaning.

adjective [ not gradable ] us /nɑnˈsen·sɪ·kəl/

(Definition of “nonsense” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)