What is another word for buncombe?

Pronunciation: [bˈʌnkuːm] (IPA)

Buncombe is a term that refers to meaningless or irrelevant speech or writing. It originated from a speech by a North Carolina Congressman in the 19th century who gave a long-winded and pointless speech to his colleagues. Synonyms for buncombe include gibberish, drivel, nonsense, balderdash, twaddle, and gobbledygook. Other related words include claptrap, blather, jargon, and verbosity. These words all describe language that is frivolous, obscure, or intended to deceive or mislead. It's important to beware of such language and to be able to identify when someone is using it to distract or manipulate their audience.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Buncombe?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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Usage examples for Buncombe

The new consciousness of empire uttered itself hastily, crudely, ran into buncombe, "spread-eagleism," and other noisy forms of patriotic exultation; but it was thoroughly democratic and American.
"Brief History of English and American Literature"
Henry A. Beers
Webster did it supremely well; a smaller man would merely have made buncombe of it.
"Brief History of English and American Literature"
Henry A. Beers
The old light-house keeper on buncombe Island is dead, and I have caused you to be appointed his successor.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man"
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

Famous quotes with Buncombe

  • You may believe whatever you want; but the most important thing is to update you belief with the truth, with the science! Your dearest belief might be the biggest buncombe ever! Don’t be sad! Continue your road with the new truth! Everything changes!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

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