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noun as in empty talk

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I do not want to hear any more of this claptrap and nonsense from you.

A strategy also has to set achievable objectives, not just the usual American dreams and politically driven claptrap of hope.

Mr Erman despises the common trick and claptrap resorted to by vulgar writers.

If it was desired, we determined that it should be bought without extolling claptrap of any kind.

His words are redolent of claptrap and fury, and are a mischievous element in the formation of public opinion.

Alison is all fudge and claptrap, with his granite squares of infantry and his billows of cavalry.

When he talked of 'the sacred purposes of humanity' it was not artificial claptrap in a protocol.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to claptrap, such as: bombast, bunk, drivel, and nonsense.

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