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Hooey vs. Nonsense

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Hooeynoun

(slang) Silly talk or writing; nonsense, silliness, or fake assertion(s).

‘I heard his speech. It sounded like a whole lot of hooey to me.’;

Nonsensenoun

Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or pattern or seem to have no meaning.

Hooeynoun

senseless talk;

‘don't give me that stuff’;

Nonsensenoun

An untrue statement.

‘He says that I stole his computer, but that's just nonsense.’;

Hooey

Hooey was a humour magazine published by Popular Magazines in the 1930s. The magazine presented spoof ads and articles much in the manner popularised by the 1950s magazine Mad.

Nonsensenoun

That which is silly, illogical and lacks any meaning, reason or value; that which does not make sense.

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Nonsensenoun

Something foolish.

Nonsensenoun

(literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.

Nonsensenoun

(biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.

Nonsenseverb

To make nonsense of;

Nonsenseverb

To attempt to dismiss as nonsense; to ignore or belittle the significance of something; to render unimportant or puny.

Nonsenseverb

(intransitive) To joke around, to waste time

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Nonsenseadjective

(biochemistry) Resulting from the substitution of a nucleotide in a sense codon, causing it to become a stop codon (not coding for an amino-acid).

Nonsenseadjective

nonsensical

Nonsensenoun

That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity.

Nonsensenoun

Trifles; things of no importance.

Nonsensenoun

a message that seems to convey no meaning

Nonsensenoun

ornamental objects of no great value

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Nonsenseadjective

having no intelligible meaning;

‘nonsense syllables’; ‘a nonsensical jumble of words’;

Nonsense

Nonsense is a communication, via speech, writing, or any other symbolic system, that lacks any coherent meaning. Sometimes in ordinary usage, nonsense is synonymous with absurdity or the ridiculous.

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