Meaning of pablum

pablum




Pablum refers to worthless, empty ideas. Pablum is a big load of hooey.

Pablum is one of many words for ideas that are worthless, dumb, silly, and especially empty. If someone is talking and talking but not saying a whole lot, they’re spewing pablum. Pablum lacks specifics and depth. Pablum was originally the name of a breakfast cereal that was soft, easy to digest, and kind of empty: just like ideas that are called pablum.

Definitions of pablum
  1. noun

    worthless or oversimplified ideas

    synonyms:

    pap

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    type of:

    drivel, garbage

    a worthless message

  2. noun

    a soft form of cereal for infants

    synonyms:

    Pablum

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    type of:

    cereal

    a breakfast food prepared from grain

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