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Find another word for claptrap. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for claptrap, like: empty talk, drivel, bombast, bunk, nonsense, bombast, fustian, grandiloquence, magniloquence, orotundity and rant.
And I agree with you that we can spot the claptrap.
The future of the NHS deserves debate, but based on facts, not sentimental claptrap such as is presented by Ms Beckett.
If only I could do this at the appointed time and place without the interference of religious claptrap.
This fashioning of the world around us through our words and ideas is not mystical claptrap but the pure logic of mechanics.