blate


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blate

(bleɪt)
adj
1. obsolete exhibiting corpselike qualities, for example a pallid tone, insensibility, or lack of spirits
2. undiscerning
3. obsolete brusque
4. shy and ill at ease

blate

(bleɪt)
vb
to babble (something)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blate - cry plaintivelyblate - cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Adj.1.blate - disposed to avoid noticeblate - disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
backward - (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
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Morgan wisnae blate either aboot dishin oot a flytin - in advance - to you, our brand new parliamentarians.
Skadden, Arps, Blate, Meager & Flom 100 Jones Day 86.
Large-seeded species invest proportionately greater resources into physical defences, such as a thick endocarp or seed coat, in response to high predation risks (Fenner, 1983; Blate & al.
19) Burns responds disingenuously with 'The Answer': 'I mind it weel in early date, / When I was beardless, young and blate [.