- sensible, practical, straightforward; without nonsense of any kind ⇒
a businesslike no-nonsense approach,
a severe no-nonsense look
Translations for 'no-nonsense'
- British English: no-nonsense If you describe someone as a no-nonsense person, you approve of the fact that they are efficient, direct, and quite tough. ADJECTIVEShe saw herself as a direct, no-nonsense modern woman.
- Brazilian Portuguese: sério
- Chinese: 高效干练的高效干幹练練的
- European Spanish: sensato sensata
- French: plein de bon sens pleine de bon sens
- German: nüchtern
- Italian: che va al sodo
- Japanese: 現実的な
- Korean: 똑 떨어지는
- Portuguese: sério séria
- Spanish: sensato sensata
Example Sentences Including 'no-nonsense'
A no-nonsense military man has brought stability back to the vice-regal role.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
But you did it in private, and adopted a brisk, no-nonsense approach in public.
The Disposal of the Living
Fraser brings the requisite goofiness to DJ who has more muscles than smarts, and Elfman is all icy, no-nonsense efficiency.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
He paused at the desk where no-nonsense Nurse Jenkins maintained her fiefdom.
The Serpent's Mark
He turned out to be John Curd, the promoter, someone we'd heard stories about due to his tough no-nonsense attitude to the punk bands.
A MULTITUDE OF SINS: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls (2004)
He'd always had a no-nonsense attitude to it, and it had repaid him by having a no-nonsense attitude back.
PROSPECT HILL (2003)
In his characteristic no-nonsense style, he admits to making mistakes.
Business Today (2000)
Stunning Samantha Robson, no-nonsense WPC Vicky Hagen, was pictured frolicking with a lucky fella in Cannes.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
That said, Mr Kerry, with his patrician Boston manner, has yet to truly connect in no-nonsense Arizona.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
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