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folderol

Noun

1 nonsensical talk or writing [syn: rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop]
2 ornamental objects of no great value [syn: falderal, frills, gimcrackery, gimcracks, nonsense, trumpery]

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Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈfɒldərəl/
  • italbrac US /ˈfɑːldərɑːl/

Noun

  1. Nonsense or foolishness.
  2. A decorative object of little value; a trifle or gewgaw.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, amphigory, anacrusis, babble, babblement, bagatelle, balderdash, bass passage, bauble, bean, bibble-babble, bibelot, bit, blabber, blather, bombast, bourdon, brass farthing, bravery, bridge, burden, button, cadence, cent, chiffon, chorus, claptrap, clinquant, coda, curio, development, division, double-talk, drivel, drool, exposition, farce, farthing, feather, festoons, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, fig, figure, finery, fleabite, flummery, foofaraw, fribble, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, fudge, fuss, fustian, gabble, gaiety, galimatias, gammon, gaud, gaudery, gewgaw, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gilding, gilt, gimcrack, gingerbread, gobbledygook, hair, halfpenny, harmonic close, hill of beans, hocus-pocus, humbug, interlude, intermezzo, introductory phrase, jabber, jargon, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, measure, minikin, mockery, molehill, movement, mumbo jumbo, musical phrase, musical sentence, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, ornament, pack of nonsense, palaver, part, passage, paste, peppercorn, period, phrase, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinchbeck, pinprick, prate, prattle, rant, rap, red cent, refrain, resolution, response, rigamarole, rigmarole, ritornello, rodomontade, row of pins, rubbish, rush, section, shit, skimble-skamble, snap, sneeshing, sou, stanza, statement, strain, straw, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, superfluity, tailpiece, tinsel, toy, trappings, trash, trickery, trifle, trinket, triviality, trumpery, tuppence, tutti, tutti passage, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, two cents, twopence, vaporing, variation, verse, waffling, whim-wham
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