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padding

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1 soft material that is used to fill the hollow parts of something
  • the padding is leaking out of that pillow

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2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • that feature writer is sometimes guilty of padding, since his stories often contain colorful details that can't be verified

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padding

verb (1)
present participle of pad

Synonyms & Antonyms of padding (Entry 2 of 3)

to add to the interest of by including made-up details
  • the journalist was fired for padding certain stories to make them more interesting

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padding

verb (2)
present participle of pad

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The first known use of padding was in 1640

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“Padding.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/padding. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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