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What is another word for humbug?

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Noun
Senseless or absurd language, behavior, or ideas
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“She argued that the law on this matter was hypocritical humbug.”
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Deceptive and false talk or behavior
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“It would be humbug to pretend that authors at literary festivals have their minds on higher things than selling books.”
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A person who purports to be someone they are not
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“Is he a journalist for whom the principles of his profession override everything else, or is he a complete humbug who has lied to protect a source of information for a story that led to him winning an award for journalism?”
Noun
A fake or counterfeit version of something
“One was to write anonymous letters to the editors denouncing Joice Heth as a humbug, a deception cleverly made of India rubber, whalebone, and hidden springs.”
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High-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people
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Noun
Affected and ostentatious speech, behavior or attitudes
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Verb
To deceive or trick someone
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“I've always maintained that this contraband Republican is in league with his worthy father to humbug us.”
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