What is another word for gobbledygook?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɒbə͡ldˌɪɡʊk] (IPA)

When we come across an incomprehensible speech or writing, we often use the term "gobbledygook" to describe it. However, there are many other synonyms that can be used in its place. Some of these synonyms include jargon, gibberish, babble, double-talk, techno-babble, and mumbo-jumbo. These words describe language that is convoluted and difficult to understand. Jargon usually refers to technical or specialized language used by professionals in a certain field. Gibberish, on the other hand, describes language that is completely nonsensical. Babble and double-talk describe language that lacks coherence or meaning. Techno-babble is a specific type of jargon used in technology, and mumbo-jumbo is a term often used to describe language or beliefs associated with superstition or magic.

Synonyms for Gobbledygook:

What are the hypernyms for Gobbledygook?

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

What are the hyponyms for Gobbledygook?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for gobbledygook (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for gobbledygook?

Gobbledygook refers to language that is meaningless or difficult to understand. Some antonyms for gobbledygook include clear, concise, coherent, lucid, and understandable. These terms describe language that is easily comprehensible and conveys a message with precision and accuracy. When communicating in a professional or academic setting, using clear and concise language is essential to avoid confusion and misunderstandings. By avoiding gobbledygook and using language that is straightforward and well-organized, speakers and writers can effectively convey their ideas and achieve their communication goals.

What are the antonyms for Gobbledygook?

Usage examples for Gobbledygook

We've made a good start on turning the gobbledygook of Federal regulations into plain English that people can understand.
"State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter"
Jimmy Carter
So long as the writer isn't wanted by the F.B.I. for some heinous crime, and so long as he can unscramble the gobbledygook on Form 1040, stay out of trouble, pay his rent, and make his regular contributions to Social Security, nobody cares what name he uses.
"The Fourth R"
George Oliver Smith
You have to get the basic gobbledygook.
"Frigid Fracas"
Dallas McCord Reynolds

Famous quotes with Gobbledygook

  • Most tax revisions didn't improve the system, they made it more like Washington itself complicated, unfair, cluttered with gobbledygook and loopholes designed for those with the power and influence to hire high-priced legal and tax advisers.
    Ronald Reagan
  • The problem comes up because we ask the question in the wrong way. We supposed that solids were one thing and space quite another, or just nothing whatever. Then it appeared that space was no mere nothing, because solids couldn't do without it. But the mistake in the beginning was to think of solids and space as two different things, instead of as two aspects of the same thing. The point is that they are different but inseparable, like the front end and the rear end of a cat. Cut them apart, and the cat dies. Take away the crest of the wave, and there is no trough. Here is someone who has never seen a cat. He is looking through a narrow slit in a fence, and, on the other side, a cat walks by. He sees first the head, then the less distinctly shaped furry trunk, and then the tail. Extraordinary! The cat turns round and walks back, and again he sees the head, and a little later the tail. This sequence begins to look like something regular and reliable. Yet again, the cat turns round, and he witnesses the same regular sequence: first the head, and later the tail. Thereupon he reasons that the event head is the invariable and necessary cause of the event tail, which is the head's effect. This absurd and confusing gobbledygook comes from his failure to see that head and tail go together: they are all one cat. The cat wasn't born as a head which, sometime later, caused a tail; it was born all of a piece, a head-tailed cat. Our observer's trouble was that he was watching it through a narrow slit, and couldn't see the whole cat at once.
    Alan Watts

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