Definition of farrago in English:



  • A confused mixture.

    ‘a farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln’
    • ‘His story was such a fantastic farrago of lies and fantasies that it was thrown out by the Scottish judges.’
    • ‘But he has the ability to run with issues, to blend text messages and audience e-mails into the mix, constructing a surreal farrago of opinion and comment.’
    • ‘If I'm going to talk about the whole farrago, perhaps it would be best to start by going back to the original report.’
    • ‘Why did the parties find it so difficult to reach a compromise, and what will the public make of the farrago?’
    • ‘What's most interesting about the whole farrago is that a certain floppy-haired Conservative politician has decided to join the travelling circus.’
    • ‘The whole farrago is a disaster waiting to happen.’
    • ‘This farrago of nonsense requires a very high standard of stylised comedy acting, which is not in vogue in the 21st Century.’
    • ‘It may, for all I know, be a farrago of nonsense from beginning to end, but the authors appear to believe that they are dealing in fact.’
    • ‘The whole farrago is so sublimely bad that it might become a cult classic.’
    • ‘He said: ‘It just adds to the general impression that what we have been treated to is a farrago of half-truths, assertions and over-the-top spin.’’
    • ‘The result is a farrago of contradictory ideas, with visions of patriarchs dueling with notions of upward-striving capitalists.’
    • ‘Frankly, what the hapless visitors to the gallery are now being presented with is a farrago of contextless quotes, statements of belief and reports of misleading hearsay.’
    • ‘What it was, instead, was a farrago of paranoia and pretence, hysteria and lies.’
    • ‘Those are padded out with a farrago of insinuation and unfounded claims that he can produce no evidence for.’
    • ‘I couldn't be bothered trawling through the remaining farrago of lazy-minded tripe that our milk-toothed boy has served up for the public to peruse.’
    • ‘Either way, it's a farrago of highly dubious nonsense.’
    • ‘As far as I can tell, it is a farrago of conspiracy theories.’
    • ‘This farrago of nonsense was surprisingly influential.’
    • ‘What we have got from both camps is a farrago of half-truths and unproven assertions that are repeated even when shown to be blatantly unfounded.’
    • ‘Henry, ever the pragmatist, considered the farrago of his brother's recent attempted coup, which had ended in the destruction of the Jacobite clans, to have been the Stuarts' last chance.’
    untidy heap, confused heap, clutter, muddle, mess, confusion, welter, disarray, disarrangement, tangle, litter
    hotchpotch, hodgepodge, mishmash, ragbag, pot-pourri, jumble, mess, confusion, patchwork, melange, hash, random collection, motley collection, chaos, assortment, miscellany, mixture, conglomeration, medley
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Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘mixed fodder’, from far ‘corn’.