make (a) nonsense of

Definition of make (a) nonsense of


  1. :  to cause (something) to no longer be effective :  to take away the value or usefulness of (something) The lack of guards makes a nonsense of the security checkpoint.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas

    :  language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense

    :  an instance of absurd action

  1. :  consisting of an arbitrary grouping of speech sounds or symbols

    :  consisting of one or more codons that are genetic nonsense — compare antisense, missense

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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