trumpery

Part of speech: adjective

Having a showy appearance but valueless.

Part of speech: noun

Worthless finery.

Part of speech: noun

Rubbish; nonsense.

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Usage examples "trumpery":

  1. I had a good mind to throw them and their trumpery out of the window when I saw you make such a fool of yourself." - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
  2. It is all very well for the Macleods to interest themselves with these trumpery little local matters. - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.
  3. She wouldn't let me go to the fair because I'd forgotten to put back some old trumpery shoe that Queen Elizabeth wore- I got it out from the glass case to try it on. - "The Enchanted Castle", E. Nesbit.