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verb as in dismiss

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When his fellow panelists pushed back, he proceeded to pooh-pooh all those “experts” who have said otherwise.

The pope may pooh-pooh the decision to remain childless, but the world needs more people who choose pets over kids.

In such wise did young Britain and young America pooh-pooh the idea that they had done aught heroic.

In mathematics he propounded problems that made the worthy captain pooh-pooh and change the subject.

I had expected that perhaps he might pooh-pooh the whole thing, but he did nothing of the kind.

We all pooh-pooh, but we'd be bitterly disappointed if all spirit footsteps turned out to be rats rolling nuts.

People will want to come to your little parties, and they will pooh-pooh all ill-natured reports, for their own sake.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pooh-pooh, such as: belittle, play down, repudiate, discount, disregard, and rebuff.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.