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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb twaddle:

gabblegibberprattlechatter

Definition of the noun twaddle

What does twaddle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: twaddles

  1. pretentious or silly talk or writing

Definition of the verb twaddle

What does twaddle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: twaddled | twaddling | twaddles

  1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Alternative definition of the verb twaddle

verb

  1. To talk or write nonsense; to prattle.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for twaddle

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Google previewWhat are Universities For? (2012)

by Stefan Collini

One thing that needs saying in the face of this self-deluded and self-important twaddle is that in several important ways universities are now less efficient than they were twenty years ago before the commercial analogy started to be applied in eamest. After all, two of the most important sources of efficiency in intellectual activity are voluntary cooperation and individual autonomy. But these are precisely the kinds of things for which a bureaucratic system leaves little room. We all certainly ...

Google previewBelle Assemblée (1830)

Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting and Original Literature, and Records of the Beau-monde

Twaddle is a word recently brought in to embellish the English language.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

TWADDLE-TWEED. TWADDLE, v., twiddl, or TwATTLE, v. twöt't! [Swiss, watteln, to dabble in the wet: Icel. thwaetta, Norw. twetta, to jabber, to talk nonsense: Bav. Schwatteln, to splash, to chatter]: to talk foolishly; to chatter; to talk in a triflin ...

Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Twaddle had a hovel, Twiddle had ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

blather, gab, twaddle, yak, drivel, twaddle, palaver. — n. prate, babble, gab, twaddle, blab, blather, yak, chit-chat, hot air (Slang). pray v. invoke, plead, implore, beg, entreat, supplicate, petition, importune, beseech, sue, adjure, ask, request. prayer n. worship, veneration, adoration, orison, devotion, invocation, plea, entreaty, petition, supplication, suit, request. preach v. 1 lecture, sermonize, preach- ify, evangelize, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

lunatic, maniac nonconformist n dissenter, sectary, sectarian, *heretic, schismatic nonesuch *paragon, apotheosis, nonpareil nonmoral unmoral, amoral , *immoral nonpareil *paragon, apotheosis, nonesuch nonplus bewilder, distract, confound, dumbfound, mystify, perplex, *puzzle Ana faze, rattle, *embarrass, discomfit, *confuse, muddle: baffle, balk, *frustrate nonreligious unreligious, * irreligious, ungodly, godless Ana secular, *profane, lay, temporal nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, ...

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Quotes about twaddle

I'm Sure every Word that you say is Absurd;
I Say it's All Gummidge and Twaddle;
You may Argue away till the 19th of May,
But I don't like the Sound of the Moddle! (Gelett Burgess)
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Scrabble value of T1W4A1D2D2L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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