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What is difference between 'sense' and 'meaning' ?


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    They can mean the same thing - purpose
    The difference is in the degree and the range of meaning.
    If I say "He didn't mean anything by it.", it means that there was no bad intent, that there was no insult. I could understand what he said and it wasn't offensive.
    If I say "What he said does not make any sense.", it means that what he said cannot be understood. If he was trying to say something, I don't know what it is.
    'Meaning' is also more serious.
    If I say my life isn't making any sense, it means that things aren't going well and I'm not sure what to do about it.
    If I said my life has no meaning, it means I am in serious depression. It would be a more negative comment.

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