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Synonyms for humbug
ˈhʌmˌbʌg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle(noun)

    pretentious or silly talk or writing

    Synonyms:
    drool, fraud, drivel, bosh, slobber, tale, dribble, tommyrot, boloney, hoax, put-on, snake oil, taradiddle, baloney, bilgewater, story, fib, tarradiddle, tosh, dupery, twaddle, fraudulence

  2. humbug, snake oil(noun)

    communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

    Synonyms:
    drool, fraud, bosh, fraudulence, tommyrot, boloney, hoax, put-on, taradiddle, baloney, bilgewater, tarradiddle, snake oil, tosh, dupery, twaddle

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(verb)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

    Synonyms:
    pasquinade, put-on, tarradiddle, duplicity, drool, twaddle, bilgewater, caper, burlesque, fraud, parody, baloney, takeoff, joke, mockery, tommyrot, pretender, charade, fake, faker, impostor, role player, hoax, sham, fraudulence, dupery, pseud, trick, pseudo, antic, lampoon, shammer, snake oil, travesty, sendup, tosh, boloney, deceit, taradiddle, spoof, imposter, bosh, prank

  4. humbug(verb)

    trick or deceive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humbug(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] imposition, imposture, fetch, deception, fraud, trick, cheat, gammon, dodge, gouge, blind, feint, chouse

  2. humbug(n.)

    Synonyms:
    charlatanry, charlatanism, quackery, mummery, cant, hypocrisy

  3. humbug(n.)

    Synonyms:
    impostor, charlatan, quack

  4. humbug(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] deceive, cheat, cozen, swindle, trick, hoax, befool, diddle, chouse, impose upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humbug(n)

    Synonyms:
    imposition, hoax, deception, imposture, charlatanism, quackery, cajolery, impostor, deceiver, cheat, charlatan

  2. humbug(v)

    Synonyms:
    deceive, impose on, hoax

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How to use humbug in a sentence?

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”

  2. Albert Camus:

    The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.

  3. Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, chapter 10 (1916):

    [Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

  4. Eugène Ionesco:

    There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to realize myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have succeeded, this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is realizable. Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.

  5. Becket Executive Director Montse Alvarado:

    A hearty bah-humbug toast to university officials who make Christian and Jewish students feel like second class citizens at a time that should be full of brotherly love and giving.

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Translations for humbug

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  • HumbugGerman
  • fraude;trampa;embrollo, tontería, bobería, farsa, tramposo; embaucador, disparateSpanish
  • huijaus, humpuuki, huijari, pila, sutki, kujeFinnish
  • átverés, humbugHungarian
  • imbroglioItalian
  • надувательствоRussian

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