Synonyms of nonsense in English:

nonsense


See definition of nonsense

noun

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

SYNONYMS
balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether
British rubbish
informal hogwash, baloney, tripe, drivel, gobbledygook, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, hot air, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribble
British informal rot, cobblers, codswallop, cock, stuff and nonsense, tosh, double Dutch, flannel, waffle
Scottish, Northern English 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
Australian, New Zealand 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 business, shenanigans, goings-on, hanky-panky
British informal carry-on, carryings-on, jiggery-pokery, monkey tricks
archaic deviltry

Phrases

    no-nonsense

    ‘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