Definition of Humbuggeries

1. Noun. (plural of humbuggery) ¹



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Definition of Humbuggeries

1. humbuggery [n] - See also: humbuggery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humbuggeries

humblest
humbleth
humbling
humblingly
humblings
humbly
humboldtine
humbucker
humbuckers
humbucking
humbucking pickup
humbug
humbuged
humbugged
humbugger
humbuggeries (current term)
humbuggers
humbuggery
humbugging
humbuging
humbugs
humbuzz
humbuzzes
humdinger
humdingers
humdrum
humdrumness
humdrums
humect
humectant

Literary usage of Humbuggeries

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1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"... and traces of its inflated language and other windy humbuggeries survive along with it. It is pathetic enough, that a whitewashed castle, with turrets ..."

2. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1903)
"some and practical nineteenth-century smell of cotton- factories and locomotives; and traces of its inflated language and other windy humbuggeries survive ..."

3. Lights and Shadows of American Life by Mary Russell Mitford (1832)
"... he held all other humbuggeries and pretensions in equal aversion. If a new preacher got into vogue, by tickling the ears of silly folks with big words, ..."

4. The Talisman for by William Cullen Bryant, Robert Charles Sands, Gulian Crommerlin Verplanck (1827)
"Nor did he confine this enmity to the quackery of his own art: he held all other humbuggeries and pretensions in equal aversion. If a new preacher got into ..."

5. The English Revolution of the Twentieth Century: A Prospective History by Henry Lazarus (1897)
"Next, Carlyle Democritus remembered the Jubilee law humbuggeries, and herein he worked a great reform. He established, or assisted and subsidised such as ..."

6. The Winston Simplified Dictionary: Including All the Words in Common Use by William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer (1919)
"... of trickery or deception. tenses; sham; a plausible deceiver; a spirit num-DUg-ger-y humbuggeries(-Iz)], ..."

7. Heine in America by Henry Baruch Sachs (1916)
"He was the master of a pregnant sarcasm: he brought down a hundred humbuggeries if he brought -down two. At times he plays with you with a deliberate, ..."

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