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  1. A trick or device to gain applause; humbug.
  2. Pretentious, insincere, or empty language:
  3. Absurd, insincere, or empty talk or writing
(Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery.
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  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery.
  2. Foolish behavior; silliness; nonsense
  3. Something trivial or foolish; nonsense.
(Slang) Insincere, meaningless, or deliberately misleading talk; nonsense
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  1. (Slang) Insincere, meaningless, or deliberately misleading talk; nonsense
  2. Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive:
(Uncountable) The state of being foolish.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being foolish.
  2. (Countable) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.
(Archaic) Fury; rage.
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  1. (Archaic) Fury; rage.
  2. Dementia; insanity; lunacy
  3. Enthusiasm; excitement:
The condition or quality of being inane.
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  1. The condition or quality of being inane.
  2. Lack of sense or meaning; silliness
  3. Something inane; senseless or silly act, remark, etc.
An imbecile act or remark
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  1. An imbecile act or remark
  2. Behavior like that of an imbecile; great foolishness or stupidity
  3. Something, such as an act or suggestion, that is considered stupid or foolish.
A congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion with resulting deformity and mental deficiency
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  1. A congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion with resulting deformity and mental deficiency
  2. A congenital condition caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormone during prenatal development and characterized in childhood by dwarfed stature, mental retardation, dystrophy of the bones, and a low basal metabolism.
A decrease in velocity
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  1. A decrease in velocity
  2. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
  3. (Short for) mental retardation
The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
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  1. The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
  2. An absurd idea or thing
A structure, such as a pavilion in a garden, that is chiefly decorative rather than practical in purpose.
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  1. A structure, such as a pavilion in a garden, that is chiefly decorative rather than practical in purpose.
  2. Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight:
  3. A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
An instance of foolish behavior or speech; a jest.
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  1. An instance of foolish behavior or speech; a jest.
  2. Foolish behaviour or speech.
  3. Foolish behavior or a foolish action
(Uncountable) The state of being foolish.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being foolish.
  2. (Countable) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.
An imbecile act or remark
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  1. An imbecile act or remark
  2. Behavior like that of an imbecile; great foolishness or stupidity
  3. Something, such as an act or suggestion, that is considered stupid or foolish.
Incapacity because of a mental disorder to participate adequately as a defendant in criminal proceedings or to understand the imposition of a criminal punishment, particularly the death penalty.
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  1. Incapacity because of a mental disorder to participate adequately as a defendant in criminal proceedings or to understand the imposition of a criminal punishment, particularly the death penalty.
  2. Something that is extremely foolish, distinctly irrational, or wildly excited:
  3. Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
A wildly foolish or irrational act.
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  1. A wildly foolish or irrational act.
  2. Great or wild foolishness:
  3. (--- Obs.) Intermittent insanity, formerly supposed to change in intensity with the phases of the moon
Great folly:
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  1. Great folly:
  2. Enthusiasm; excitement:
  3. Dementia; insanity; lunacy
Matter of little or no importance or usefulness:
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  1. Matter of little or no importance or usefulness:
  2. Words or signs having no intelligible meaning:
  3. Extravagant foolishness or frivolity:
The state of being senseless.
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(Countable) An act that is silly; a result of being silly.
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  1. (Countable) An act that is silly; a result of being silly.
  2. (Uncountable) That which is perceived as silly or frivolous.
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  1. Foolish behaviour
  2. Foolish behavior; silliness; nonsense
  3. Something trivial or foolish; nonsense.
The state or condition of being zany.
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  1. The state or condition of being zany.
(Uncountable) The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being crazy.
(Archaic) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
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  1. (Archaic) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
  2. Senseless talk or writing; nonsense
  3. Nonsense.
Foolish talk; loquacious nonsense
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  1. Foolish talk; loquacious nonsense
Empty or insincere talk; claptrap.
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  1. Empty or insincere talk; claptrap.
  2. (Informal) Talk that is empty, insincere, or merely for effect; humbug
  1. Saliva, drool
  2. (Now Rare) Saliva running from the mouth
  3. Silly, stupid talk; childish nonsense; twaddle
Worthless or nonsensical matter; rubbish:
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  1. Worthless or nonsensical matter; rubbish:
  2. Refuse; trash.
  3. Things or something thrown away, specif. spoiled or waste food
Things of relatively no importance or value; trivialities
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  1. Things of relatively no importance or value; trivialities
  2. Matter of little or no importance or usefulness:
  3. Extravagant foolishness or frivolity:
  1. Nonsense, foolish talk.
  2. Talk, writing, action, etc. regarded as insignificant or nonsensical
  3. Foolish or futile talk or ideas; nonsense.
(Informal) Foolish talk; nonsense
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  1. (Informal) Foolish talk; nonsense
Foolish or incoherent rambling talk; nonsense
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  1. Foolish or incoherent rambling talk; nonsense
  2. Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense.
  3. Nonsense; confused and incoherent talk.
Any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse
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  1. Any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse
  2. Refuse; garbage.
  3. Foolish discourse; nonsense.
Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.
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  1. Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.
  2. Broken, discarded, or worthless things; rubbish; refuse
  3. Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.
Foolish, empty talk or writing; nonsense
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  1. Foolish, empty talk or writing; nonsense
  1. Nonsense, rot.
  2. Utter foolishness; nonsense.
  3. (Slang) Nonsense; foolishness
(Slang, US, dated, 1920s) Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.
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  1. (Slang, US, dated, 1920s) Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.
  2. A dessert or relish made of apples simmered in water and puréed, often containing sugar, cinnamon, etc.
  3. (Slang) Nonsense; hokum
(Uncountable, chiefly US, slang) Nonsense.
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  1. (Uncountable, chiefly US, slang) Nonsense.
  2. (Slang) Foolish or exaggerated talk or behavior; nonsense
  3. Nonsense.
Water that seeps or leaks in, collects there, and becomes stagnant and dirty
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  1. Water that seeps or leaks in, collects there, and becomes stagnant and dirty
  2. (Nautical) The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
  3. (Slang) Worthless or silly talk or writing; nonsense
An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
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  1. An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
  2. A person regarded as like a bull in size, strength, etc.
  3. A ludicrously illogical or incongruous mistake in statement (Ex.: I'm glad I hate onions because if I liked onions, I'd eat them, and I can't stand onions)
(Nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
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  1. (Nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  2. A bunk bed.
  3. (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
A losing first throw in the game of craps.
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  1. A losing first throw in the game of craps.
  2. Something useless, inferior, or worthless; trash; junk
  3. Nonsense, falseness, insincerity, etc.
Nonsense:
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