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shibboleth

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shibboleth

  1. 1 an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product) <we knew that their claim of giving “the best deal in town” was just a shibboleth> Synonyms banner, catchphrase, cry, slogan, tagline, watchwordRelated Words expression, idiom; catchword, cliché (also cliche); maxim, motto; battle cry, war cry

  2. 2 an idea or expression that has been used by many people <there's a lot of truth in the shibboleth that if you give some people an inch, they'll take a mile> Synonyms banality, bromide, chestnut, cliché (also cliche), groaner, homily, platitude, commonplace, trope, truismRelated Words conventional wisdom, party line, routine; inanity; generality, generalization, simplification; adage, proverb, saw, saying; old wives' tale, stereotypeNear Antonyms profundity




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