English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'jargon'

(noun) 
Definition
specialized language relating to a particular subject, profession, or group
full of the jargon and slang of self-improvement courses
Synonyms
parlance
He is, in common parlance, a `sad loser'.
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slang
He liked to think he kept up with current slang.
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idiom
I was irritated by his use of archaic idiom.
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patter
the famous Glasgow patter
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tongue
They feel passionately about their native tongue.
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usage
Certain words may not even be in modern usage.
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dialect
the number of Italians who speak only local dialect
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cant
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
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lingo (informal)
I don't speak the lingo.
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patois
people from the ghetto who speak street patois
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argot
the argot of the university campus
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leetspeak, l33tspeak or 1337speak (computing)
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netspeak (computing)
(noun) 
Definition
pretentious or unintelligible language
Synonyms
gobbledegook
When he asked questions, all he got back was bureaucratic gobbledegook.
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Greek (informal)
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nonsense
Most orthodox doctors, however, dismiss this theory as complete nonsense.
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drivel
What absolute drivel!
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twaddle
He was baffled by the intellectual twaddle.
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gibberish
When he did speak to her, he spoke gibberish.
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mumbo jumbo
It's all full of psychoanalytic mumbo jumbo.
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rigmarole
He gave me some rigmarole about the train being late.
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balderdash
What a load of balderdash!
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bunkum or buncombe mainly US)
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bizzo (Australian, slang)
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bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of argot
Definition
slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group
the argot of the university campus
in the sense of balderdash
Definition
stupid or illogical talk
What a load of balderdash!
Synonyms
balls (taboo, slang),
bull (slang),
shit (taboo, slang),
rot,
crap (slang),
garbage (informal),
bunk (informal),
bullshit (taboo, slang),
hot air (informal),
tosh (slang, British),
pap,
cobblers (British, taboo, slang),
bilge (informal),
malarkey,
tripe (informal),
guff (slang),
claptrap (informal),
bizzo (Australian, slang),
bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
hokum (slang, US, Canadian),
piffle (informal),
poppycock (informal),
bosh (informal),
eyewash (informal),
kak (South Africa, taboo, slang),
tommyrot,
horsefeathers (US, slang),
bunkum or buncombe
in the sense of cant
Definition
specialized vocabulary of a particular group, such as thieves or lawyers
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
Synonyms

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