flummery flummery


  1. (n) a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal
  2. (n) meaningless ceremonies and flattery


  1. Jefferson was so opposed to Old World pomp and flummery that he wanted George Washington to be inaugurated privately in the general's own home.
  2. He has now proposed a new and costly round of corporate tax breaks and a summer gasoline-tax holiday that is just the sort of flummery he has traditionally opposed.
  3. This is flummery, although of a very high order.


  • A 150-year-late Gettysburg Address retraction and 5 other ridiculously belated apologies

    This retraction took the form of an editorial, formally recanting an infamous editorial by the paper's Civil War predecessor, The Patriot & Union, belittling Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as forgettable flummery. You can read the original editorial in The Patriot-News' retraction or the accompanying article explaining how the paper "earned itself an enduring place in history for having ...
    on November 15, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

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