Definition of "pablum" [pablum]

  • Trite, insipid, or simplistic writing, speech, or conceptualization: "We have to settle for the pablum that passes for the inside dope” ( Julie Salamon). (noun)
  • A cereal food for infants, developed in Canada (noun)

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Use "pablum" in a sentence
  • "That he has persisted, and done a masterful job of using their attempts to silence him or manipulate his information into pablum is to his credit."
  • "How long have we been getting pablum from the “Eyewitless News” teams, both national and local?"
  • "The most compelling lure of NDS pablum is that it's … pablum."