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Synonyms for humbug
ˈhʌmˌbʌghum·bug

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddlenoun

    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 oilnoun

    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-onverb

    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. humbugverb

    trick or deceive

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. humbugnoun

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

  2. humbugnoun

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

  3. humbugnoun

    Synonyms:
    impostor, charlatan, quack

  4. humbugverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. humbugnoun

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

  2. humbugverb

    Synonyms:
    deceive, impose on, hoax

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#29414prank
#30154deceit
#33962takeoff
#37819drool
#40207caper
#40443mockery
#43040drivel
#43323fib
#44008lampoon
#46106tosh
#47210burlesque
#47257charade
#49733bosh
#50882humbug
#50992dribble
#55561pretender
#56153travesty
#69173duplicity
#69823imposter
#74774baloney
#78721impostor
#79626antic
#116761twaddle
#130303faker
#133752pseud
#158711slobber
#323539fraudulence

How to use humbug in a sentence?

  1. William Tecumseh Sherman:

    Vox populi, vox humbug.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Vincent Van Gogh:

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


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  • HumbugGerman
  • fraude;trampa;embrollo, tontería, bobería, farsa, tramposo; embaucador, disparateSpanish
  • kuje, huijaus, humpuuki, sutki, huijari, pilaFinnish
  • humbug, átverésHungarian
  • imbroglioItalian
  • надувательствоRussian

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