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cotton candy

noun

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  1. something attractive but lacking in substance <the beauty pageant is a variety of cotton candy that the public has clearly started to grow tired of> Synonyms candyfloss [British], eye candy, tinsel Related Words window dressing; fluff, froth, gossamer; glitter, gloss




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