Synonyms of humbug in English:


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See Spanish definition of farsante


1‘to dress it all up as a ‘green’ tax is sheer humbug’

hypocrisy, hypocritical behaviour, hypocritical talk, sanctimoniousness, posturing, cant, empty talk
insincerity, dishonesty, falseness, falsity, sham, deceit, deception, deceptiveness, imposture, pretence
fraud, trickery, cheating
informal phoneyness, con, kidology
Irish informal codology
rare Tartufferie

2‘you are a coward as well as a humbug’

hypocrite, hypocritical person, plaster saint, whited sepulchre
charlatan, impostor, fraud, cheat, deceiver, dissembler, fake, sham
informal con man, con artist, phoney
rare Tartuffe


1‘poor Dave is easily humbugged’

deceive, trick, delude, mislead, fool, hoodwink, dupe, hoax, take in, beguile, bamboozle, gull, cheat
informal con, kid, put one over on, have on, pull the wool over someone's eyes
vulgar slang bullshit
archaic cozen