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synonyms for claptrap

  • bombast
  • bunk
  • drivel
  • nonsense
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  • sense
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How to use claptrap in a sentence

Mr Erman despises the common trick and claptrap resorted to by vulgar writers.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
If it was desired, we determined that it should be bought without extolling claptrap of any kind.
THE GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURESWILLIAM H. THOMES
His words are redolent of claptrap and fury, and are a mischievous element in the formation of public opinion.
DAYS AND NIGHTS IN LONDONJ. EWING RITCHIE
Alison is all fudge and claptrap, with his granite squares of infantry and his billows of cavalry.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
When he talked of 'the sacred purposes of humanity' it was not artificial claptrap in a protocol.
THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
What is it but false, misleading, nonsensical claptrap to say that their interests were identical with those of their employer?
THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTSROBERT TRESSELL
All this talk about an invariable dollar which shall be like the bushel measure or the yard stick is the merest claptrap.
IF NOT SILVER, WHAT?JOHN W. BOOKWALTER
He is not a quick worker, and his operas all bear evidence of thought and an avoidance of claptrap effects.
MASTERS OF FRENCH MUSICARTHUR HERVEY
Come, Harness, you're a clever man, you don't believe all the Socialistic claptrap that's talked nowadays.
STRIFE (FIRST SERIES PLAYS)JOHN GALSWORTHY
Sonnica la Cortesana gives you antique Saguntum and the usual "Aves," wreaths, flute-players and other claptrap of costume novels.
ROSINANTE TO THE ROAD AGAINJOHN DOS PASSOS
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WORDS RELATED TO CLAPTRAP

  • bosh
  • bull
  • bunk
  • claptrap
  • crock
  • drivel
  • flummery
  • fudge
  • fustian
  • jargon
  • malarkey
  • moonshine
  • poppycock
  • rigmarole
  • rot
  • trash
  • tripe
  • twaddle
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