baloney

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

foolish or wrong

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baloney - nonsense

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If you say that a statement or idea is ‘baloney’, then you believe it is silly or not true. It is an informal word, common in North American English, that is used in everyday conversations to express disapproval. It is typically said in a jokey way, as the term expresses something regarded as nonsense rather than evil or destructive lies.

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Synonyms gibberish,poppycock
Antonyms intellectual,academic,highbrow

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  1. You know I never said I’d buy you lunch today, so don’t give me that baloney!

  2. Carol is a very direct and honest boss. There’s no insincere baloney when she talks, it’s just straight to the point.

  3. There seems to be so much baloney on the news these days that it’s hard to know what’s really going on in the world.

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