Definition of puffery
: exaggerated commendation especially for promotional purposes : hype
Examples of puffery in a Sentence
the newspaper's local stories are often thinly disguised puffery for area businesses
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Scheie’s star-making performance nails cheerful, brittlely self-important egomaniac Gregor’s larger-than-life personality, lust for life and colorful, self-aggrandizing puffery.
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