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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal;

2. meaningless ceremonies and flattery;
[syn: mummery, flummery]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flummery \Flum"mer*y\, n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.] 1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap. [1913 Webster] Milk and flummery are very fit for children. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing. [1913 Webster] The flummery of modern criticism. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sowens \Sow"ens\ (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se['a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; -- called flummery in England. [Written also sowans, and sowins.] [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "flummery": absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, claptrap, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, folderol, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, humbug, jabber, jargon, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, waffling




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