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language that seems meaningless
  • How to Memorize
    • gobbledygook - nonsense
  • Analysis

    The informal word ‘gobbledygook’ expresses writing or speech that is generally unintelligible. That can be due to it simply being nonsense, or because it is overly complicated or highly technical making it difficult to understand. Always used to express disapproval.

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  • Example(s)
    1. It is impossible to derive anything worthwhile or constructive from that report. Most of it is just gobbledygook.

    2. My financial adviser tried to explain the intricacies of the contract but it all just sounded like gobbledygook to me!

    3. The salesperson tried to give me some gobbledygook about how amazing their product is but I just firmly told him that I wasn’t interested.