Definition of farrago in English:



  • A confused mixture.

    ‘a farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln’
    • ‘This farrago of nonsense was surprisingly influential.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This farrago of nonsense requires a very high standard of stylised comedy acting, which is not in vogue in the 21st Century.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What it was, instead, was a farrago of paranoia and pretence, hysteria and lies.’
    • ‘Either way, it's a farrago of highly dubious nonsense.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Why did the parties find it so difficult to reach a compromise, and what will the public make of the farrago?’
    • ‘The whole farrago is so sublimely bad that it might become a cult classic.’
    • ‘The whole farrago is a disaster waiting to happen.’
    • ‘What's most interesting about the whole farrago is that a certain floppy-haired Conservative politician has decided to join the travelling circus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Those are padded out with a farrago of insinuation and unfounded claims that he can produce no evidence for.’
    • ‘As far as I can tell, it is a farrago of conspiracy theories.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If I'm going to talk about the whole farrago, perhaps it would be best to start by going back to the original report.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His story was such a fantastic farrago of lies and fantasies that it was thrown out by the Scottish judges.’
    untidy heap, confused heap, clutter, muddle, mess, confusion, welter, disarray, disarrangement, tangle, litter
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Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘mixed fodder’, from far ‘corn’.