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Synonyms for gimmick
ˈgɪm ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catch, gimmick(noun)

    a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

    "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

    Synonyms:
    whatchamacallum, thingumabob, thingamabob, whatchamacallit, doohickey, whatsis, thingummy, collar, haul, twist, widget, pinch, gizmo, thingumajig, catch, thingamajig, thingmabob, match, gismo, snap, grab, thingmajig, gubbins, apprehension, snatch, doodad, stop, taking into custody, arrest, doojigger, device

  2. doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget(noun)

    something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

    "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"

    Synonyms:
    convenience, thingumabob, whatchamacallit, doohickey, contraption, contrivance, device, thingamabob, twist, widget, whatsis, thingumajig, appliance, gizmo, thingamajig, thingmabob, gismo, thingmajig, gubbins, whatchamacallum, doodad, thingummy, doojigger, catch, gadget

  3. device, gimmick, twist(noun)

    any clever maneuver

    "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"

    Synonyms:
    spin, construction, widget, doodad, doohickey, gismo, twist, thingummy, thingmajig, whatsis, whirl, kink, eddy, thingamabob, bend, thingumajig, whatchamacallit, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, doojigger, braid, thingamajig, twirl, thingumabob, device, catch, thingmabob, turn, twisting, wind, gubbins, whatchamacallum, gizmo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gadget, trick, artifice, stunt, thing, ploy

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How to use gimmick in a sentence?

  1. Dave Arnold:

    Our cocktail techniques are not gimmick-driven or presentation-driven, everything we do is driven by a desire to make a better and/or different kind of drink.

  2. Caroline Bremner:

    At some point the introduction of tech has to be functional, not just novelty, and there's a danger that hospitality goes toward gimmick.

  3. Dimitrios Fragiskatos:

    I think for( Pak and Kuder), having read Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder works prior, it never seems like a gimmick. It’s very much them wanting to tell a fresh new story. After 5,000 issues, it's hard to keep [ stories ] fresh.... Unless you use current events it's hard to tell stories.

  4. Jason Baker:

    Coating dogs with chemical dyes is stressful and can even cause allergic reactions on their skin, nose, and eyes, pETA urges travelers to stay away from any business that exploits animals for a money-grabbing gimmick.

  5. Dimitrios Fragiskatos:

    I think for( Pak and Kuder), having read Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder works prior, it never seems like a gimmick. It’s very much them wanting to tell a fresh new story. After 5,000 issues, it's hard to keep [ stories ] fresh.


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