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Words That Express Skepticism

Words That Express SkepticismMy friend, Ellie, the one who lives in Oregon and has a mini-farm with goats – well one goat right now, chickens who are either laying eggs or going broody, (sitting on them until the hatch) is also a word collector.

She shared with me her list of her words that express doubt or, more accurately, skepticism, about something someone said or did.

Words that express skepticism

She says her list is a list of Trumpery, (she would and I’m tempted…. )

  • hogwash
  •  claptrap
  •  hooey
  •  drivel
  •  malarkey
  •  folderol
  •  gimcrack
  •  gewgaw



  •  codswallop
  •  balderdash
  •  bunkum
  •  bamboozle
  •  bunk
  •  bullshit
  •  diddle
  •  mulct
  •  skunk
  •  skulduggery
  •  swindle
  •  thimblerig
  •  razzmatazz
  •  spurious
  •  fallacious
  •  jiggery-pokery
  •  buffoonery
  •  tomfoolery
  •  poppycock
  •  blarney gibberish
  •  rot
  •  garbage
  •  jive
  •  tripe
  •  bilge
  •  bull
  •  guff
  •  piffle
  •  poppycock
  •  hokum
  •  twaddle
  •  gobbledygook
  •  flapdoodle
  •  hot air
  •  tommyrot
  •  crap
  •  crapola
  •  blather
  •  BS

Somehow when this list came in, I was truly tickled. There is only one I had to look up! Which words on the list do you not recognize?

Write well and often

Anne Wayman, freelance writer




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