Definition of Strawman

1. Noun. A person used as a cover for some questionable activity.




2. Noun. A weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted.
Exact synonyms: Straw Man
Generic synonyms: Specious Argument

3. Noun. An effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds.
Exact synonyms: Bird-scarer, Scarecrow, Scarer, Straw Man
Generic synonyms: Effigy, Image, Simulacrum
Derivative terms: Scare

Definition of Strawman

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of straw man) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strawman

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strawberrylike
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strawboards
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strawed
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strawflower
strawflowers
strawhat
strawier
strawiest
strawing
strawless
strawlike
strawman (current term)
strawmen
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straws
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strawworm
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stray
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Literary usage of Strawman

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1. Managing Industrial Solid Wastes from Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"WGA (139) and AMC (3) agreed that inactive abandoned mine sites should not be covered in strawman n but did not suggest alternative approaches. ..."

2. Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings And by Bmed, National Research Council (U.S.), ebrary, Inc (2005)
"... time a detector could operate unattended, but would also improve the overall reproducibility/reliability of the system. strawman CONCEPT FOR A FAST RNA ..."

3. Mining and the Environment: Case Studies from the Americas by Alyson Warhurst (1999)
"The first step was strawman I, a first draft prepared by the OSW and Region VIII in 6 weeks. The purpose of the document was not to deliver EPA's final word ..."

4. Mining and the Environment: Case Studies from the Americas by Alyson Warhurst (1999)
"This support — as well as the focus of strawman I on practical issues, rather than on regulatory principles — stimulated and facilitated the participation ..."

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