trumpery :

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  • n  nonsensical talk or writing
  • n  ornamental objects of no great value

  • The Equity charges, he announced, were "trumpery," the work of "publicity-starved" actors.
  • Since the incident had been real and not a piece of propaganda trumpery, the Reds seemed almost to regard it as only a nuisance.
  • Zinnemann's direction is occasional, his characters are trumpery and his actors obviously know it.

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