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synonyms for mumbo jumbo

  • claptrap
  • double-talk
  • empty talk
  • gibberish
  • gobbledygook
  • hocus-pocus
  • hogwash
  • mere words
  • obscuration
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How to use mumbo jumbo in a sentence

He had leaped very smartly to this point of vantage, nevertheless he found Jumbo there before him, chattering worse than ever!
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Had his legs been longer, Fred Greenwood would have pronounced him the equal of Jumbo himself.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
Thereupon he asked me, even as you did some time ago, what I meant by Mumbo Jumbo?
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
Me Jumbo—come to lay breakfast, and cappen say you hab what you like ask for, especially someting nice for de young lady.
THE MISSING SHIPW. H. G. KINGSTON
They kept up the jumbo sail, as the main jib is called; they reefed the foresail down to its smallest compass.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Pauline actually believed in her religion, believed in it to the extent of dishonoring their love to appease the mumbo-jumbo.
PLASHERS MEADCOMPTON MACKENZIE
In such cases, the interposition of Mumbo Jumbo is called in and is always decisive.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
They experienced several blows, and some they had to ride out hove-to under foresail and jumbo.
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
The icebox gave me a cold Jumbo bottle and I turned on our little portable set.
CUE FOR QUIETTHOMAS L. SHERRED
And as long as Jumbo is on the outside of the door there can never rise an occasion when I should want to use him.
ONCE A WEEKALAN ALEXANDER MILNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MUMBO JUMBO

  • hocus-pocus
  • incantation
  • invocation
  • mumbo jumbo
  • open sesame
  • spell
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.