pablum

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From Latin pābulum (nourishment).

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Noun[edit]

pablum (uncountable)

  1. Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing.
    • 1992, October 23rd, Daily Sentinel, Writer Likes Clinton, on page 2:
      The Republican argument today is pablum, mush and saccharine (which exhausts my edible metaphors).

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