gobbledygook


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gobbledygook

1. Nonsense, often that which contains jargon. His explanation is full of gobbledygook and doesn't actually answer the question. Hoo boy, I've got 24 pages of legal gobbledygook to fill out—lucky me.
2. A jumble or mess of something, often food. What is this gobbledygook that the lunch lady slapped on my plate?

gobbledygook

(ˈgɑblædigʊk)
1. n. nonsense; officialese or government gibberish. They must have a full time staff to dream up all this gobbledygook.
2. n. any mess, especially of food. Do we have the same old gobbledygook tonight?
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A major drawback of the generic gobbledygook approach is that your company doesn't stand out from the crowd.
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The distinction between a divorce, which ends a marriage, and an annulment, which denies one ever existed, may indeed be gobbledygook. But it is our gobbledygook, and it developed over centuries of theological reflection on the grace-filled experience of Christian marriage.
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