bilge

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

nonsense

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bilge - nonsense

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Originally, the word ‘bilge’ was used exclusively to refer to the lowest part of a ship where water mixes with things like oil and chemicals to create a stinking, toxic waste product that frequently needs to be pumped out. The term has since been adapted to refer to a figurative type of waste, such as worthless remarks or ideas.

ExamsSpokenOther
Synonyms balderdash
Antonyms cerebral

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  1. They write utter bilge in that newspaper. Most of the stories seem to be based on hearsay and gossip.

  2. Oh, don’t talk such bilge! There is simply no possible way of implementing your pie in the sky idea.

  3. A lot of what is on social media is quite toxic, but every so often you find something that breaks through the bilge and invective.

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