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trumpery (n.)

mid-15c., "deceit, trickery," from Old French tromperie (14c.), from tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin (see trump (v.2), which has influenced the spelling in English). Meaning "showy but worthless finery" is first recorded c. 1600.

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Definitions of trumpery from WordNet

trumpery (n.)
nonsensical talk or writing;
Synonyms: folderol / rubbish / tripe / trash / wish-wash / applesauce / codswallop
trumpery (n.)
ornamental objects of no great value;
Synonyms: folderal / falderol / frill / gimcrackery / gimcrack / nonsense
From wordnet.princeton.edu