Definitions for trumperyˈtrʌm pə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop(noun)

    nonsensical talk or writing

  2. folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery(noun)

    ornamental objects of no great value


  1. trumpery(Noun)

    worthless finery; bric-a-brac or junk

  2. trumpery(Noun)


  3. trumpery(Adjective)

    gaudy but of no value

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trumpery(noun)

    deceit; fraud

  2. Trumpery(noun)

    something serving to deceive by false show or pretense; falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence, things worn out and of no value; rubbish

  3. Trumpery(adj)

    worthless or deceptive in character

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.

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