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(noun) - insipid intellectual nourishment

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EXAMPLES - Pabulum in a Sentence

  1. Over time, a unified culture trends toward generic pabulum. (source)
  2. Not one Republican voted for that watered-down pabulum of a bill. (source)
  3. Newspapers were soon filled with great billows of soft-left pabulum. (source)
  4. Family fare with good characters that bounce between pabulum and tears? (source)
  5. Aside from broad, if you will, pabulum-sounding remarks from both camps. (source)
  6. And it's not the unusual sort of canned pabulum in a political commercial. (source)
  7. And again, for the most part, Lisa Murkowski's ads were just, you know, pabulum. (source)
  8. Instead, we have the political pabulum of hope and change and "reaching across the aisle." (source)
  9. Today's op-ed piece "by" Barack Obama in the New York Times was the same old high-minded pabulum. (source)
  10. And if we don't deliver or if we deliver some pabulum they're going to spit it out and with us it. (source)
  11. When he sat down to -- next to me, he said, "Bernie, this is pabulum for four days," and he laughed. (source)
  12. The mass media -- especially television -- has produced sensationalistic pabulum for the unlettered masses. (source)
  13. SHAW: Pat Robertson sitting in this seat about 15 minutes ago, said, "Bernie, this is pabulum for four days." (source)
  14. If you want everything you care about to be turned into pabulum by self - serving yahoos, follow the 2006 elections. (source)
  15. Mr. Blair praised Mr. Freeman's "inventive mind" and said the analyst wouldn't serve "precooked pabulum" to policy makers. (source)
  16. Nothing but pabulum being pushed by partisan democrats trying to rationalize doing precisely what they say they're not going. (source)
  17. "You need to get out more," she grumbled, then added something about scientists having been fed turpentine with their pabulum. (source)
  18. Meanwhile, the daily papers furnished pabulum for the general curiosity and kept the interest as to the outcome on the increase. (source)
  19. They supposed that the air contained a principle proper for the support and nourishment of life, which they called pabulum vitae. (source)
  20. The clinton goons are shooting machine guns, cannons, rockets and spit balls at you and now we hear you are going to sell us pabulum? (source)
  21. The firms say it's more than just new-age pabulum; it helps them get to know their clients better, which leads to better financial planning. (source)
  22. CONWAY: ... they're going to become more specific and solution oriented and take the pabulum and the grandiose speech, you know, down to specifics. (source)
  23. It is the same trickle-down baloney that is the one-size-fits-all economic pabulum that gets rolled out every time the Republicans need a tax cut fix. (source)
  24. She also lampoons the pabulum of business motivational books and the pieties of CEO memoirs in a book that is consistently funny in its stomach-turning way. (source)
  25. Never mind that The Proposal was generic romantic comedy pabulum, served cold and wrapped in the admittedly strong charms of Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. (source)
  26. This one, instead of being about a horse race or about pabulum or wedge issues, I mean, it straightforwardly, it is about illegal immigration and public policy. (source)
  27. Specter, who may again oppose Kagan, said in an interview Thursday that the nominee uttered "pure prepared pabulum that comes right out of the White House murder boards." (source)
  28. An architect of the White House's earlier policies dismissed Mr. Bellinger's remarks as "pabulum" from a State Department that is too solicitous of international institutions. (source)
  29. So we offer the same old pabulum the same old bologna and we turn around and say, well, why don't we ask the Federal Reserve to create more money, nobody seems to have enough money. (source)
  30. Just as commercial pabulum reduces all of us the creator, the "producer," the viewer to the status of consumer slaves, so dramatic art raises the creators and the viewers to the status of communicants. (source)
  31. Is it simply the pabulum fed to unsuspecting masses, whose fear of difference -- the very thing that makes this country great -- is used as the opening to infiltrate the public conversation with divisive wedge issues? (source)
  32. With the pro-military "The Hurt Locker" winning over the enviro-pabulum of "Avatar" and Sandra Bullock garnering the Best Actress Oscar for a Christian movie, the times are a-changin 'at least somewhat, maybe even a lot .... (source)
  33. As things are, the contrast between the extraordinary freshness and receptivity, critical and uncritical, of the Soviet appetite, and the inferiority of the pabulum provided, is the most striking phenomenon of Soviet culture today. (source)
  34. The "pabulum" to which Christie was referring: O'Malley's comments on a recent radio show in which he said Christie's brand of pension reform showed that the New Jersey Republican "delights in being abusive towards public employees." (source)
  35. It is fitting that at the miserable close of the George Bush-Karl Rove era we are finally seeing, at long last, the Republican Party's true colors divorced from the verbal pabulum of "compassionate conservatism" and "reaching across the aisle." (source)
  36. One halfpennyworth of the bread of incident to an intolerable deal of the sack of strained style and pessimist commentary, make poorish imaginative pabulum, though there seems an increasing appetite for it amongst those who, unlike _Lucas Morne_ in (source)
  37. Erick Erickson, the editor of the website redstate. com -- hardly a bastion of liberal ideology -- wrote of the pledge, "It is full of mom-tested, kid-approved pabulum that will make certain hearts on the right sing in solidarity," he editorialized. (source)
  38. Though its once-scandalous content nowadays can't compete with the pabulum of reality TV, the production, in the hands of Daavid and his talented cast, successfully examines a chain reaction that begins with five rooms of furniture being hauled away for non-payment. (source)
  39. Two weeks ago, the EPA had to omit the entire global-warming section from its "Draft Report on the Environment," a 30-year statistical snapshot of the U.S. environment, after the administration tried to replace solid findings with "pabulum," according to outgoing EPA administrator Christie Whitman. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "pabulum" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 7 synonyms for pabulum.

diet, food, fuel, nutrient, nutriment, support, sustenance


We have 0 antonyms for pabulum.


Pronunciation: (păbˈyə-ləm)

Syllabification: pab-u-lum


View up to 25 definitions of pabulum from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A substance that gives nourishment; food.
  2. (noun) Insipid intellectual nourishment: "TV . . . gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” ( Richard Corliss).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals.
  2. (noun) material that feeds a fire.
  3. (noun) food for thought.
  4. (noun) bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment.
  2. (noun) That which feeds or sustains, such as fuel for a fire
  3. (noun) Trite or simplistic writing, sentiments, etc.; pablum{3}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) Food, in the widest sense; aliment; nutriment; that which nourishes an animal or vegetable organism; by extension, that which nourishes or supports any physical process, as fuel for a fire.
  2. (noun) Hence, food for thought; intellectual or spiritual nourishment or support.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) insipid intellectual nourishment
  2. (noun) any substance that can be used as food