farrago farrago

Definition(s):

  • (n) a motley assortment of things

Usage(s):

  1. When their time was up they had written a number of letters in prose and verse, collected a farrago of literate jottings about Iceland's history, culture, landscape, people.
  2. The Clampett style was a farrago of congested plots, impudent sight gags and instant and extreme physical distortions, orchestrated at a manic pace.
  3. And I am on record as having enjoyed Princes 1986 Deco farrago Under the Cherry Moon.

News

  • Letter: Enough Bogus Climate Science

    Regarding the Bloomberg News of Aug. 5, “Turning the Tables: The Climate Exacts its Revenge”: In a farrago of ridiculously precise statistics, the claim is made that failing to act now on reducing carbon dioxide emissions will result in 2.5 percent more personal violence and 24 percent more intergroup conflict because tempers flare as the temperatures rise.
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Valley News

Quotes

  1. Turner says: "It seems extremely unlikely that this kid was going to be eaten by cannibals anyway. Nobody bothered to tell him he was about to be saved, and the whole thing ended in a farrago of claims and counterclaims. It was a bloody soap opera...
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: Graeme Turner Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "Like millions of others, I now bitterly resent that a prime minister could use such a farrago of lies and manipulation to deceive us and to take the nation to war so dishonestly," Meacher said.
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: Michael Meacher Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

  3. Benjamin pointed out that Rice's "depiction of the Allied occupation of Germany is a farrago of fiction and a few meager facts. Werwolf tales have been a favorite of schlock novels, but the reality bore no resemblance to Iraq today. ...... In...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Daniel Benjamin Source: Center for Media and Democracy (blog)

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