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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. nonsensical talk or writing;
[syn: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop]

2. ornamental objects of no great value;
[syn: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trumpery \Trump"er*y\, a. Worthless or deceptive in character. "A trumpery little ring." --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trumpery \Trump"er*y\, n. [F. tromperie deceit, fr. tromper to deceive. See Trump to trick.] 1. Deceit; fraud. [Obs.] --Grenewey. [1913 Webster] 2. Something serving to deceive by false show or pretense; falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence, things worn out and of no value; rubbish. [1913 Webster] The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither, for state to catch these thieves. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Upon the coming of Christ, very much, though not all, of this idolatrous trumpery and superstition was driven out of the world. --South. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trumpery n 1: nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop] 2: ornamental objects of no great value [syn: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "trumpery": absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, base, bibble-babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bravery, bric-a-brac, bunkum, bushwa, chaff, cheesy, chicken feed, chickenshit, chiffon, claptrap, clinquant, common, details, double-talk, drivel, drool, festoons, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, finery, flimflam, flummery, folderol, foofaraw, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froth, froufrou, fudge, fuss, fustian, gabble, gaiety, galimatias, gammon, gaudery, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gilding, gilt, gimcrackery, gingerbread, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hokum, humbug, jabber, jargon, knickknackery, malarkey, mean, minutiae, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, paltry, paste, peanuts, pinchbeck, poor, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, rubbishy, shoddy, skimble-skamble, small beer, small change, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trash, trashy, trickery, trifles, trivia, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, waffling