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See definition of flummery on Dictionary.com
  • as inbalderdash
  • as infiddle-faddle
  • as inflattery
  • as infrivolity
  • as inpalaver

synonyms for flummery

  • bosh
  • bull
  • bunk
  • claptrap
  • crock
  • drivel
  • fudge
  • fustian
  • jargon
  • malarkey
  • moonshine
  • poppycock
  • rigmarole
  • rot
  • trash
  • tripe
  • twaddle
  • adulation
  • applause
  • approbation
  • blandishment
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • commendation
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • eyewash
  • fulsomeness
  • gallantry
  • hokum
  • ingratiation
  • jive
  • mush
  • obsequiousness
  • palaver
  • plaudits
  • puffery
  • snow
  • stroking
  • sycophancy
  • tribute
  • unctuousness
  • bootlicking
  • fawning
  • flattering
  • honeyed words
  • laud
  • pretty speech
  • snow job
  • soft-soap
  • soft words
  • sweet-talk
  • toadyism
  • levity
  • flightiness
  • flippancy
  • flirting
  • folly
  • frippery
  • frivolousness
  • fun
  • gaiety
  • game
  • giddiness
  • jest
  • lightheartedness
  • lightness
  • nonsense
  • play
  • puerility
  • shallowness
  • sport
  • superficiality
  • toying
  • trifling
  • triviality
  • volatility
  • whimsicality
  • whimsy
  • coquetting
  • dallying
  • fribble
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antonyms for flummery

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  • sense
  • truth
  • blame
  • criticism
  • belittlement
  • castigation
  • condemnation
  • denunciation
  • insult
  • sadness
  • seriousness
  • understanding
  • work
  • sensibility
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How to use flummery in a sentence

Oh, but surely if we have to call ourselves Wurzel-Flummery it would count as earned income.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
The condition is that with this money—fifty thousand pounds—I take the name of—ah—Wurzel-Flummery.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
My dear Mr. Crawshaw, you didn't think—you didn't really think that anybody had been called Wurzel-Flummery before?
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
The Flummery boys and ever so many more of the party are at the front with their regiments.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1914VARIOUS
Money was squandered on useless court-flummery while men were toiling sixteen hours a day for bread.
RICHARD WAGNERJOHN F. RUNCIMAN
In former times sowans or flummery was eaten instead of pancakes.
ULSTER FOLKLOREELIZABETH ANDREWS
Sowans, sowens; a sort of flummery or gruel usually made and eaten on Hallow Eve.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
A virginal thing of simple gauze and flummery, with a frontage of puffings to make up for bust development.
LOVE'S USURIESLOUIS CRESWICKE
A man must have a thick skin to be able to carry off all the flummery of Highness without any feeling of shame.
ROYAL HIGHNESSTHOMAS MANN
The English squire who stood by, in his turn compared it to a castle of flummery and blanc-manger.
TWO PENNILESS PRINCESSESCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLUMMERY

  • bosh
  • bull
  • bunk
  • claptrap
  • crock
  • drivel
  • flummery
  • fudge
  • fustian
  • jargon
  • malarkey
  • moonshine
  • poppycock
  • rigmarole
  • rot
  • trash
  • tripe
  • twaddle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.