What is the term for for filling something with useless things? For example

My head was ___ with useless information at school.
He ____ his baggage with useless stuff

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    What's wrong with "filled"?
    – Barmar
    Dec 17, 2016 at 8:55
  • I don't think there's any special word for this.
    – Barmar
    Dec 17, 2016 at 8:56
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    Did you take a look at a thesaurus (click the verb tab on that page). There isn't a special verb for filling with useless things as opposed to filling with good things. But you could use less formal verbs, crammed, stuffed, packed, choked, which come with some overtone of disapproval.
    – Andrew Leach
    Dec 17, 2016 at 9:40
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    "Stuffed" is probably most idiomatic, for this sense. (But use a thesaurus, as suggested.)
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 17, 2016 at 12:52

2 Answers 2


Perhaps you can try littered.

My mind was littered (with useless information) at school.
He littered his baggage (with useless stuff).


litter VERB
1.2 (usually be littered with) Fill with examples of a particular thing, typically something bad or unpleasant:

‘news pages have been littered with doom and gloom about company collapses


Perhaps "cluttered" would work.

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    Dec 17, 2016 at 15:44

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