noun[mass noun] chiefly North American
Exaggerated or false praise: his puffery actually was not far from the truth
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- There has always been a fine line between legitimate puffery and misleading advertising.
- Savvy readers soon learn to discount this overt puffery.
- Overall, though, despite the blizzard of facts and figures, both candidates generally limited themselves to modest exaggerations and standard issue political puffery.
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