from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonsense; gibberish.
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- n. nonsense, gobbledygook
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Nonsense; gibberish; confused and unmeaning talk; confused mixture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Confused talk; gibberish; nonsense of any kind.
- n. Any confused or nonsensical mixture of incongruous things.
Some of the galimatias regarding Sotomayor's identity has to do with lack of understanding of Puerto Rico's confused legal status.
Yet I went not; but thou, of the briefness of thy wit, hast journeyed from place to place, on the faith of a dream, which was but an idle galimatias of sleep.
Our geography was galimatias, and book-keeping a crime: the people must not think they were on a level with the learned, and the children must do this and that.
"_Afin que les entreprises honorables et les nobles aventures et faicts d'armes soyent noblement enregistrés et conservés, je vais traiter et raconter et inventer ung galimatias_."
"_Afin que les entreprises honorables et les nobles aventures et faicts d'armes soyent noblement enregistres et conserves, je vais traiter et raconter et inventer ung galimatias. _"
"I fail to see," a dignified young lady stated, "what Cazaio, at least, has to do with your galimatias."
With the "Théologie familière" they exhibit a fair specimen of Saint-Cyran's galimatias and obscure asceticism.
As a matter of fact, idle talk and galimatias of the sort are in no wise literature.
Winckelmann announces his change of religion is a real galimatias, an unfortunate and confused document.
And the tomtit and canary have, no doubt, at least private agreement that the utterances of the nightingale are _galimatias_, while the carrion crow thinks the eagle a fool for dwelling so high and flying so much higher.