noun[mass noun] literary
Bland or insipid intellectual matter, entertainment, etc.
More example sentences
- I think what documentary filmmakers do is make an attempt - and non-fiction writing does this as well - to actually provide some understanding of the world, not just information and not just pabulum, but understanding.
- The album continues in that vein, reminding listeners that aggressive, well-produced rock doesn't have to sound like Top 40 pabulum.
- It's telling the truth instead of political pabulum.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'food'): from Latin, from the stem of pascere 'to feed'.
Definition of pabulum in:
- The US English dictionary