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Dictionary Definition

twaddle n : pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh] v : speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

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Pronunciation

Noun

twaddle
  1. Empty or silly idle talk or writing; nonsense.
  2. A twaddler.

Quotations

*1918, Katherine Mansfield, Prelude, Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, page 118
  • Yet she knew that she'd send it and she'd always write that kind of twaddle to Nan Pym.

Verb

twaddle (twaddles, twaddled, twaddling)
  1. To talk or write nonsense; to prattle.

Synonyms

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap, clatter, dither, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon, jaw, malarkey, mere talk, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense, nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, tommyrot, trash, trumpery, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, waffle, waffling, yak, yakkety-yak
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