Claptrap

Definition of Claptrap

Clap´trap`   Pronunciation: klăp´trăp`
n.1.A contrivance for clapping in theaters.
2.A trick or device to gain applause, especially pretentious but empty rhetoric; humbug.
a.1.Contrived for the purpose of making a show, or gaining applause; deceptive; unreal.

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absurdity, amphigory, argument, argument by analogy, argumentum ad baculum, argumentum ad captandum, argumentum ad hominem, babble, babblement, bad case, balderdash, balls, baloney, begging the question, bibble-babble, blabber, blague, blather, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, circular argument, crap, crowd-pleasing argument, double-talk, drivel, drool, empty words, eyewash, fallacy, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flam, flapdoodle, flimflam, flummery, folderol, formal fallacy, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey, humbug, humbuggery, hysteron proteron, insincere argument, jabber, jargon, jiggery-pokery, logical fallacy, malarkey, material fallacy, mere rhetoric, moonshine, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, non sequitur, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, paralogism, petitio principii, philosophism, prate, prattle, pseudosyllogism, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, skimble-skamble, solecism, sophism, sophistry, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, verbal fallacy, waffling, weak point
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