What is another word for humbugs?

Pronunciation: [hˈʌmbʌɡz] (IPA)

Humbugs typically refer to insincere or dishonest behavior, but there are many synonyms to describe a person who behaves in such a way. Some frequently used synonyms include charlatan, fraud, imposter, phony, and quack. However, there are several lesser-known synonyms that can be used to spice up your vocabulary, such as mountebank, snake oil salesman, flimflam artist, or swindler. Other options include dissembler, hoaxer, cheat, or deceiver. Regardless of which synonym you choose, they all describe someone who isn't honest and can't be trusted to tell the truth.

What are the hypernyms for Humbugs?

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

Usage examples for Humbugs

Those fellows that say they like it are all humbugs.
"Ahead of the Army"
W. O. Stoddard
He had been so soured by the long struggle with privations and hardships, and eternal envy of others happier and brighter and more favoured by fortune than himself, that he could see no merit in anything, and attacked all talents, attainments, and prosperity-called everyone humbugs and hypocrites, said that getting on was entirely a matter of birth, interest, and push, and anathematised success as a hollow fraud.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann
Attorneys for the defendant-all the humbugs of the present.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

Famous quotes with Humbugs

  • I shall christen this style the Mandarin, since it is beloved by literary pundits, by those who would make the written word as unlike as possible to the spoken one. It is the style of all those writers whose tendency is to make their language convey more than they mean or more than they feel, it is the style of most artists and all humbugs.
    Cyril Connolly

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