Examples of claptrap in a Sentence
His entire speech was nothing but claptrap.
I'm tired of hearing all that claptrap about how hard her life is.
Recent Examples of claptrap from the Web
Look at some of the biggest advances that have been paid out over the past decade: Hillary Clinton's books were huge missed opportunities to come up with a message, something a little different other than just warmed-over political claptrap.
Judging by the latest welfare beneficiaries, those elites’ tastes remain as degraded as ever, eschewing the good, the beautiful and the true – and anything timeless and transcendent – in favor of soul-killing PC claptrap.
His style is more rooted in George Jones than the bro-country and hick-hop claptrap that until recently dominated the airwaves.
When will Democrats tire of this socialist claptrap and rely on their common sense?
The Orlando Sentinel's Scott Maxwell calls this a nakedly political bit of claptrap that exempts the only unions that have an outside chance of endorsing Republicans.
And both their video ads on social media and the speeches at their convention were devoid of Marxist claptrap.
This defense is the most morally and ethically shallow claptrap offered up to public discourse since Trump took office.
Nolan’s main argument—for a streaming company that still commits in some way to the cinema experience—is not some elitist claptrap, but a reasonable plea from an artist who believes that movies are best enjoyed, if possible, in movie theaters.
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CLAPTRAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of claptrap for English Language Learners
: words, ideas, etc., that are very foolish or stupid
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