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man of straw

noun

Roget 4: unsubstantiality, insubstantiality; nothingness, nihility; no degree, no part, no quantity, no thing.    nothing, naught, nil, nullity, zero, cipher, ... show more

Roget 876: commonalty, democracy; obscurity; low condition, low life, low society, low company; bourgeoisie; mass of the people, mass of society; Brown Jones and Robinson; lower classes, humbler classes, ... show more

Roget 808: nonpayment; default, defalcation; protest, repudiation; application of the sponge; whitewashing.    insolvency, bankruptcy, failure; insufficiency etc. 640; run upon a bank; ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

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