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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A ball of gas surrounded by liquid or trapped in a solid material; An impracticable and illusory idea; A speculative scheme.

Usage examples (40)
  • Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
  • He didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble
  • A real estate bubble
  • One sure sign of a bubble is the meta-ness of the excitement. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "bauble" (worthless trinket) was flawed because it had a "bubble" (globule of air) trapped within it.
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