from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Trite, insipid, or simplistic writing, speech, or conceptualization: "We have to settle for the pablum that passes for the inside dope” ( Julie Salamon).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A form of cereal for infants.
  • n. A diet that does not require chewing.
  • n. Worthless or oversimplified ideas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. worthless or oversimplified ideas
  • n. a soft form of cereal for infants


From Pablum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pābulum ("nourishment"). (Wiktionary)



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