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Definition of the noun twaddle
What does twaddle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: twaddles
- pretentious or silly talk or writing
- usage: argot / cant / jargon / lingo / patois / slang / vernacular
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of twaddle: baloney / bilgewater / boloney / bosh / drool / humbug / taradiddle / tarradiddle / tommyrot / tosh
- more generic words: bunk / hokum / meaninglessness / nonsense / nonsensicality = a message that seems to convey no meaning
Definition of the verb twaddle
What does twaddle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: twaddled | twaddling | twaddles
- speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of twaddle: blab / blabber / chatter / clack / gabble / gibber / maunder / palaver / piffle / prate / prattle / tattle / tittle-tattle
- more generic words: mouth / speak / talk / utter / verbalise / verbalize = express in speech
- more specific words: blather / blether / blither / smatter / babble = to talk foolishly
Alternative definition of the verb twaddle
- To talk or write nonsense; to prattle.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for twaddle
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What 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 ...
Belle 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.
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 ...
by Ambrose Bierce
Twaddle had a hovel, Twiddle had ...
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, ...
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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