Definition of "pabulum" [pab•u•lum]

  • (noun) A substance that gives nourishment; food.
  • (noun) Insipid intellectual nourishment: "TV . . . gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” ( Richard Corliss).

Use "pabulum" in a sentence

  • "They supposed that the air contained a principle proper for the support and nourishment of life, which they called pabulum vitae."
  • "The "pabulum" to which Christie was referring: O'Malley's comments on a recent radio show in which he said Christie's brand of pension reform showed that the New Jersey Republican "delights in being abusive towards public employees.""
  • "An architect of the White House's earlier policies dismissed Mr. Bellinger's remarks as "pabulum" from a State Department that is too solicitous of international institutions."

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