no-nonsense


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no-non·sense

(nō-nŏn′sĕns′, -səns)
adj.
Not tolerating irrelevancies; direct, efficient, and practical: the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent; plain, no-nonsense meals at a diner.

no-nonsense

(ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns)
adj
sensible, practical, straightforward; without nonsense of any kind: a businesslike no-nonsense approach; a severe no-nonsense look.

no′-non′sense



adj.
serious; businesslike.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.no-nonsense - not tolerating irrelevancies; "the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"

no-nonsense

adjective
Marked by sober sincerity:
Idiom: in earnest.
Translations

no-nonsense

[ˌnəʊˈnɒnsəns] ADJsensato

no-nonsense

adj(kühl und) sachlich, nüchtern

no-nonsense

[ˌnəʊˈnɒnsɛns] adjche va al sodo
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