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synonyms for humbug
- empty talk
- hot air
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How to use humbug in a sentence
In the press, there were months of ridicule, with one politician describing it as “one of the greatest humbugs, frauds, and absurdities ever known.”
Only a humbug would complain about this “Alice in Wonderland” like befuddlement.‘Liar’s Dictionary’ a fab, queer tale for lovers of language | Kathi Wolfe | January 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
There is, inevitably, a lot of self-serving humbug and a lot of tedious pap.
No one outside Limbaughland or Trumpville, Potemkin villages where no one will vote for Obama anyway, credited the humbug.Robert Shrum on the Vice Presidential Debate: Biden’s Win Was a Big F@$&ing Deal | Robert Shrum | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We all bow to the seor, and I wonder if he is really the private secretary, or a private humbug, waiting around to ensnare us.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
Did the manufacturers of Alleotone feel downcast over the exposure of their humbug?
In brief, Dowds scientific method is nothing more than unscientific humbug.
You will find him in these pages, just the same humbug Wizard as before.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz | L. Frank Baum
"The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz | L. Frank Baum
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