[noh-non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnoʊˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/
not tolerating anything frivolous or trifling; firm and businesslike:
a no-nonsense approach to money matters; a no-nonsense teacher with well-behaved classes.
economical or utilitarian; practical:
a no-nonsense car that gets excellent gas mileage.
plain and simple; not fancy, complicated, or elegant:
no-nonsense recipes for easy preparation.
sensible, practical, straightforward; without nonsense of any kind: a businesslike no-nonsense approach, a severe no-nonsense look
“not tolerating foolishness, businesslike,” 1928,” from phrase to stand no nonsense, which is attested from 1821, originally in sporting slang.
[op-er-uh-buh l, op-ruh-] /ˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-/ adjective 1. that can be treated by a surgical . Compare (def 2). 2. capable of being put into use, , or practice. /ˈɒpərəbəl; ˈɒprə-/ adjective 1. capable of being treated by a surgical operation 2. capable of being operated 3. capable of being put into […]
[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. able to function or be used; functional: How soon will the new factory be operational? 2. Military. 3. of or relating to operations or an operation. /ˌnɒnɒpərˈeɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. not in working order or ready to use /ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to an operation or operations […]
[op-er-uh-tiv, op-ruh-tiv, op-uh-rey-tiv] /ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, ˈɒp rə tɪv, ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv/ noun 1. a person engaged, employed, or skilled in some branch of work, especially productive or industrial work; worker. 2. a detective. 3. a secret agent; spy. adjective 4. , or exerting force, power, or influence. 5. having force; being in effect […]
[uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one’s own ; conceitedly dogmatic. /əˈpɪnjəˌneɪtɪd/ adjective 1. holding obstinately and unreasonably to one’s own opinions; dogmatic adj. “obstinate,” c.1600, past participle adjective from opinionate.