Think of baloney, balderdash, piffle, gobbledegook, gibberish, poppycock, flapdoodle, twaddle, tommyrot, hogwash, hooey, and a load of old cobblers.
These are words to delight in, flamboyant terms that parade themselves in a sentence and often stand alone. This would fall under the subfield of pragmatics known as politeness theory.
Other synonyms are more blunt, few more so than bullshit and its neighbours crap , bollocks and the like. Though highly popular in informal contexts, these coarse expressions are generally avoided in polite company, or some other strategy is used; for example, bullshit may be euphemised transparently as B. Some have histories as curious as their sound and appearance.
Ye are forever trimming and adjudicating yourselves to the new winds that do blow. In case of doubt, send for a Jesuit. The word I have heard used for that sort of thing is casuistry.
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