congeries congeries

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The freedom quilt myth is just the newest acquisition in a congeries of bogus, often bizarre, legends attached to the Underground Railroad.
  2. His contribution was his claim to represent the country, in its entirety, more directly and democratically than the congeries of local politicians who made up Congress.
  3. She harries her nouns with flocks of modifiers, and she sometimes tries to pass off a congeries of portentous nonsense as inscrutable profundity, to bathetic effect.

Quotes

  • "The congeries of stuff that is liberalism," wrote Ted Honderich dismissively in this space two weeks ago.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Ted Honderich Source: New Statesman

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