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Below you will find the definition of balderdash, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - trivial nonsense
EXAMPLES - Balderdash in a Sentence
- But, it is damn hard to hear balderdash and not respond. (source)
- It may be outrageous balderdash, but it is quite logical. (source)
- That whole last sentence, in other words, is complete balderdash. (source)
- However, it was "balderdash" to say that a state of chaos existed. (source)
- This stuff is balderdash guarded by various conspiratorial ideology. (source)
- Who will give him the facts -- not the balderdash Eikenberry served up. (source)
- Longer pieces that are obviously balderdash are also being filtered out. (source)
- (I like that, and the word balderdash, and the ultimate insult ... cum bubble) (source)
- Mr Rudd said industry claims about the tax's likely impact were "balderdash" and (source)
- I cannot belive supposedly sane people are persisting in funding this balderdash. (source)
- What a lot of balderdash about something that has nothing to do with singing ability! (source)
- This business about Webster being a mere "compiler" rather than a "prescriber" is balderdash. (source)
- This "balderdash," as Gardner calls it, seem to be one of Gardner's own more recent fantasies. (source)
- The sales pretense has been rescuing excess inventory and leveraging data, which is balderdash. (source)
- Your assertion that primary elections are decided on the basis of policy positions is pure balderdash. (source)
- I'm not surprised you want to escape for a few days, you are now reduced to composing complete balderdash. (source)
- Of course all of this "aboveboard" balderdash is accompanied by a right wing screed circulating on the internet. (source)
- It's a pleasure reading your trivial balderdash as well by William Whitten on Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 7: 15: 00 PM (source)
- Professor Paul Cartledge, who has been talking about Athenian democracy, said Ferguson was talking "bunkum and balderdash". (source)
- The only thing stopping Sean Bean from being just perfect for the God of Thunder himself is his age, but to that I say balderdash. (source)
- It's presence implied that the magical subplot wasn't entirely balderdash even if it was only a trope used to add style to the movie. (source)
- 'balderdash' and referred to _The Romany Rye_ as the 'literary dough' of an author 'whose dullest gypsy preparation we have now read.' (source)
- It was "balderdash" that the amnesty impeded the work of the attorney-general, which should use criminal law to carry out their work, he said. (source)
- The reader will resent being troubled by this kind of balderdash, but Messrs. Clemenceau, Lloyd-George and Wilson may have resented it even more. (source)
- But your peace 'n' kittens sentiments become candy floss on a shitty stick with this apologist balderdash about homosexuality being inherently disgusting. (source)
- Only on Tuesday, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the miners 'threats of pulling investment as "balderdash" and "bunkum" and vowed to go ahead with the new tax. (source)
- To see the marvelous in fiction as being a valid modelling of reality does not require that one actually believes in the balderdash and piffle of love potions or angels. (source)
- This is obviously balderdash when it comes to education where the Tories are planning to be truly radical, but there is a certain truth to it when it comes to health policy. (source)
- But in recent days the government has stepped up its defense of the plans, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Tuesday describing criticism of the tax as "bunkum" and "balderdash." (source)
- Stableford describes the argument set out in the book as "balderdash" and notes that Hartwell invited him to write this review despite knowing that he would probably be of this opinion. (source)
- I am frequently accused (with scant justification) that I do not answer every question - even though many are irrational, irrelevant, introduced as red herrings and merit only one answer - "balderdash". (source)
- Sure enough, despite momentum toward repeal of the gay ban, the airwaves are beginning to fill with balderdash about openly gay service leading to a draft and, horror of horrors, government endorsement of tattoos. (source)
- Once you realize that the plot of Lost is essentially balderdash, an endless string of divertingly intriguing MacGuffins that don't really pay off, you focus on the characters and have fun playing with the mythology. (source)
- Do you now understand the nature of the "crap" we are politely requesting you to cut, the particular tosh and balderdash we think you really ought to discard if you have any honest concern whatsoever with rational arguments? (source)
- Yes, it was Mayor Daley calling "balderdash" on Vice President Joe Biden's assertion that people should stay away from subways: "I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway." (source)
- And while he is less objectionable than she is in many ways they still stand for the same middle of the road, compromising, procorporate balderdash as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the sold-out used to be real Democrats in Congress. (source)
- A critic in the _Athenaeum_ declared _Lavengro_ when it was published in 1851 to be "balderdash," while a critic writing just fifty years afterwards and writing from Norfolk, alas! insisted that the author of this book "was absolutely wanting in the power of invention" that he (source)
- In other words, the book was the most unbridled kind of balderdash, founded on my callow recollections of the Green Chalybeate, -- not the least bit accurate, as I was afterward to discover, -- with all the good people exceedingly oratorical and the bad ones singularly epigrammatic and abandoned and obtuse. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "balderdash" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 18 synonyms for balderdash.
bosh, bull, bunk, claptrap, crock, drivel, flummery, fudge, fustian, jargon, malarkey, moonshine, poppycock, rigmarole, rot, trash, tripe, twaddle
We have 2 antonyms for balderdash.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of balderdash from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Nonsense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
- (verb) To mix or adulterate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
- (noun) Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.
- (verb-transitive) To mix or adulterate, as liquors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A jumbled mixture of frothy liquors.
- (noun) Senseless prate; an unmeaning or nonsensical jumble of words; trashy talk or writing.
- (noun) Synonyms See prattle, n.
- (None) To jumble and adulterate (liquors); hence, to mix with inferior ingredients; adulterate: with with before the adulterant: as, to balderdash wine with cider.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) trivial nonsense