517. [Absence of meaning.] Unmeaningness.–N. unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble, scribble, scrawl, daub (painting), strumming (music). • empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil; 'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'; 'sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal'. • nonsense, jargon, gibberish, jabber, baloney, mere words, hocus-pocus, fustian, rant, bombast, balderdash, palaver, gobbledegook, patter, flummery, verbiage, babble, bavardage, baragouin, platitude, niaiserie; inanity; rigmarole, rodomontade; truism; nugae canorae; twaddle, twattle, fudge, trash; stuff, - and nonsense; bosh, rubbish, poppycock, rot, drivel, moonshine, wish-wash, fiddle-faddle, flapdoodle; absurdity etc. 497; vagueness etc. (unintelligibility) 519.