Definition of Bullshit

1. Noun. Obscene words for unacceptable behavior. "What he said was mostly bull"

Exact synonyms: Bull, Crap, Dogshit, Horseshit, Irish Bull, Shit
Generic synonyms: Buncombe, Bunk, Bunkum, Guff, Hogwash, Rot
Language type: Dirty Word, Filth, Obscenity, Smut, Vulgarism
Derivative terms: Bull, Crappy

2. Verb. Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths. "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
Exact synonyms: Bull, Fake, Talk Through One's Hat
Generic synonyms: Affect, Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Sham
Derivative terms: Bull, Fake, Faker

Definition of Bullshit

1. Noun. (vulgar slang) False or exaggerated statements made to impress the listener rather than deceive. ¹

2. Noun. (vulgar slang) A card game in which the object is to bluff about cards laid down and to determine when one's opponents are bluffing; also known as "BS" or "I Doubt It". ¹

3. Noun. (vulgar slang) An object of frustration and/or disgust, often caused by a perceived deception. ¹

4. Noun. (literally) The feces of a bull. ¹

5. Adjective. (vulgar slang) Absurd, irrational, or nonsensical. Most often said of speech, information, or content. ¹

6. Verb. (vulgar slang) To tell lies, exaggerate; to mislead; to deceive. ¹

7. Verb. (vulgar slang) To have casual conversation with no real point. ¹

8. Verb. (vulgar slang) To come up with on the spot, to improvise poorly. ¹

9. Interjection. (vulgar slang) An expression of disbelief or doubt at what one has just heard. ¹

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Literary usage of Bullshit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J. Schneider (2006)
"bullshit," Harry said. "He was a carpenter, not a fisherman." "Like you know anything about Jesus." "I know he wasn'ta damn fisherman any more than he was a ..."

2. An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (2006)
"But with this bullshit I don't know and I really can't take a chance that he helps someone get access to me. I'm not sure who my friends are anymore. ..."

3. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"It came up again and I said, 'bullshit, bullshit,' and eventually I was called in by my boss, who criticised me for saying 'bullshit'. ..."

4. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"It's so much bullshit." He fell silent and they all stared at each other for a moment. Kurt's mouth hung open. "I'm not old," he said finally. ..."

5. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
""bullshit!" I shouted into the empty night. "bullshit! They did it, and they fucked with their backups somehow. They must have. It's all too neat and tidy. ..."

6. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (2005)
""I honestly have no idea—" "bullshit!" Art bellowed, closing up with Fede, ... "I've had enough bullshit, Fede!" Abruptly, Fede lurched forward, ..."

7. Republic by Charles Edward Sheehan-miles (2007)
"Very quietly she muttered, "bullshit." He lowered the clothes he had in his arms and said, ... "I said bullshit," she responded, louder. "You have a choice. ..."

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