pabulum


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pab·u·lum

(pab'yū-lŭm),
Food or nutriment.
[L.]

pabulum

[pab′yələm]
Etymology: L, food
a substance that is food or nutrient.

pab·lum

(pab'lŭm)
A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers' yeast, iron, and sodium chloride.
Synonym(s): pabulum.
[L. pabulum, nourishment, fr. pasco, to nourish]

pabulum

Any substance that provides nourishment.

pabulum

food or aliment.
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We have lost something vital and mystical in this transition, Thuesen thinks, and he would prefer even warnings of the terrors of Calvin's God to the pabulum of today's endlessly cheerful pastors.
Literature isn't pabulum, meant to be spoon-fed to youth lest their self-esteem be crushed.
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That's right, fraudulent - look up the facts, not the pabulum you are fed by the media.
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This political pabulum is a canard of the first order, a distortion of reality that can only improve the lots of the promise makers to the ultimate detriment of citizens.
There he bemoans the pabulum quality of theological discourse and opens with a barrage of criticism, leading the way with an assertion that, "religious communication generally must overcome a long addiction to the discursive, the rationalistic, and the prosaic.
In tens of thousands of books and hundreds of thousands of journal articles, they have perverted the system of academic publishing into a scheme that serves only to advance academic careers and bloat libraries with masses of unread, unreadable, and worthless pabulum.
The general public wants to be fed pabulum, and I don't have any ideas that are amenable to trade and commerce.
Blair said he preferred that to "precooked, pabulum judgments".