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blath·er

(blăth′ər) also bleth·er (blĕth′-)
intr.v. blath·ered, blath·er·ing, blath·ers also bleth·ered or bleth·er·ing or bleth·ers
To talk nonsensically.
n.
Nonsensical talk.

[Old Norse bladhra; see bhlē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

blath′er·er n.

blather

(ˈblæðə) or

blether

vb
(intr) to speak foolishly
n
1. foolish talk; nonsense
2. a person who blathers
[C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense]

blath•er

(ˈblæð ər)
n.
1. foolish, voluble talk.
v.i.
2. to talk foolishly; blither; babble.
[1815–25; alter. of blether, appar. < Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber]
blath′er•er, n.

blather


Past participle: blathered
Gerund: blathering

Imperative
blather
blather
Present
I blather
you blather
he/she/it blathers
we blather
you blather
they blather
Preterite
I blathered
you blathered
he/she/it blathered
we blathered
you blathered
they blathered
Present Continuous
I am blathering
you are blathering
he/she/it is blathering
we are blathering
you are blathering
they are blathering
Present Perfect
I have blathered
you have blathered
he/she/it has blathered
we have blathered
you have blathered
they have blathered
Past Continuous
I was blathering
you were blathering
he/she/it was blathering
we were blathering
you were blathering
they were blathering
Past Perfect
I had blathered
you had blathered
he/she/it had blathered
we had blathered
you had blathered
they had blathered
Future
I will blather
you will blather
he/she/it will blather
we will blather
you will blather
they will blather
Future Perfect
I will have blathered
you will have blathered
he/she/it will have blathered
we will have blathered
you will have blathered
they will have blathered
Future Continuous
I will be blathering
you will be blathering
he/she/it will be blathering
we will be blathering
you will be blathering
they will be blathering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blathering
you have been blathering
he/she/it has been blathering
we have been blathering
you have been blathering
they have been blathering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blathering
you will have been blathering
he/she/it will have been blathering
we will have been blathering
you will have been blathering
they will have been blathering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blathering
you had been blathering
he/she/it had been blathering
we had been blathering
you had been blathering
they had been blathering
Conditional
I would blather
you would blather
he/she/it would blather
we would blather
you would blather
they would blather
Past Conditional
I would have blathered
you would have blathered
he/she/it would have blathered
we would have blathered
you would have blathered
they would have blathered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blather - foolish gibberish
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking
Verb1.blather - to talk foolishlyblather - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

blather

verb
1. chatter, ramble, mumble, babble, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), rabbit on (Brit. informal), drivel, yap (informal), tattle, jabber, gabble, blether, run off at the mouth (slang), prate He kept on blathering about police incompetence.
noun
1. nonsense, gossip, chatter, hot air (informal), waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), pap, bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, gibberish, guff (slang), tattle, moonshine, jabbering, jabber, verbiage, gabble, claptrap (informal), gobbledegook, hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), inanity, blether (Scot.), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) Anyone knows that this is all blather.

blather

verb
To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly:
noun
Translations

blather

[ˈblæðəʳ]
A. Ndisparates mpl
B. VIcharlatanear, decir tonterías
to blather (on) about sthenrollarse con algo, dar la tabarra con algo

blather

[ˈblæðəʳ] viblaterare
References in classic literature ?
That is to confound you, you blathering old sentimentalist," he cried, shaking with laughter.
IT looks to me that rugby union has given Sam Burgess a warm welcome and that the only people being sniffy about his move from rugby league are one or two bigoted rugby union journalists who love blathering on about union's 'technical' nature.
After blathering about discrimination, Mr Rogerson said: "I like a joke as much as the next person.
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Every time the former prime minister pops up on TV I find myself telling him in words of one syllable where he can stick his interfaith dialogues, or whatever it is he's blathering about that day.
Once Oz has stopped blathering on about "chocolate, malty notes" or other such nonsense, he and his fellow presenter take a tour of the Guinness brewery.
Then she'll be blathering on about how her body is no longer a timeshare, it's a temple.
Put the brakes on the blathering, even if it's in mid-sentence.
The Sisters," adapted by Richard Alfieri from his own play, which itself was a modern reinterpretation of "The Three Sisters," evens the slate and then some, turning Chekhov's subtle character study into a shrill, pretentious and blathering psychodrama, a movie in which the characters spend two hours competing to deliver the longest and most overwrought tirade.
You wouldn't know it from the blathering of countless columnists, but while Katrina was busy disproving some nonexistent policy of "small government," private citizens from unlicensed medics to New Orleans hoteliers proved their ability to keep functioning in an unreal city.
Sometimes with a mallet, the author of Training bangs out the injunction that the so-called Christians of his era related more to the glorified Christ than to the Christ who in many respects was as repugnant as an insane street person blathering about being the savior.
Fonda's latest blathering was no admission of guilt, and the so-called apology was as counterfeit as her treasonous acts were indisputable.