Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun humbug

3 senses of humbug

Sense 1
baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle -- (pretentious or silly talk or writing)
       => nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum -- (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

Sense 2
humbug, snake oil -- (communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive)
       => misrepresentation, deceit, deception -- (a misleading falsehood)

Sense 3
fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on -- (something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage)
       => trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan -- (the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb humbug

1 sense of humbug

Sense 1
humbug -- (trick or deceive)
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

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