Synonyms

1. humbug

noun. ['ˈhʌmˌbəg'] pretentious or silly talk or writing.

Synonyms

  • twaddle
  • boloney
  • tarradiddle
  • taradiddle
  • nonsense
  • bosh
  • bilgewater
  • nonsensicality
  • tommyrot
  • drool
  • meaninglessness
  • hokum
  • bunk
  • tosh

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Words that Rhyme with Humbug

  • firebug
  • jitterbug
  • ladybug

2. humbug

noun. ['ˈhʌmˌbəg'] communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive.

Synonyms

  • snake oil
  • misrepresentation
  • deception

Antonyms

  • honesty
  • truth
  • understatement
  • undeceive

3. humbug

noun. ['ˈhʌmˌbəg'] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.

Synonyms

  • shenanigan
  • hoax
  • goldbrick
  • chicanery
  • guile
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • trickery
  • chicane
  • wile
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • significance
  • meaningfulness
  • purposefulness
  • arrive

4. humbug

verb. ['ˈhʌmˌbəg'] trick or deceive.

Synonyms

  • deceive
  • cozen
  • lead on

Example sentences of the word humbug


1. Noun, singular or mass
This act is known as a “humbug," which means that the flea "performers" are imaginary.

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