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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

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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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