What is another word for empty promise?

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[ ˈɛmpti pɹˈɒmɪs], [ ˈɛmpti pɹˈɒmɪs], [ ˈɛ_m_p_t_i p_ɹ_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_s]

Empty promises are a disappointment in any situation. Promising something and not delivering on that promise leaves a sour taste in the mouth of anyone who's been misled. Synonyms for "empty promise" include broken promises, meaningless assurances, false pledges, idle pledges, and hollow commitments. All of these terms refer to situations in which someone has made a promise they had no intention of keeping. Of course, empty promises are never intentional; people often mean to keep their word, but life happens, and they end up breaking their word. It's better to avoid making promises you can't keep and going back on your word when possible.

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