blithering


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Related to blithering: dullard, dunderhead, chumps

blith·er

 (blĭth′ər)
intr.v. blith·ered, blith·er·ing, blith·ers
To blather.

[Probably blend of blather and dither.]

blithering

(ˈblɪðərɪnɡ)
adj
1. talking foolishly; jabbering
2. informal stupid; foolish: you blithering idiot.
[C19: variant of blather + -ing2]
Translations

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪŋ] ADJ blithering idiotimbécil mf

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪng] adj
this blithering idiot → cet espèce d'idiot

blithering

adj (inf) a blithering idiotein Trottel m (inf); don’t be such a blithering idiotdu bist ja total bescheuert (inf)

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪŋ] adj (fam) this blithering idiotquesto pezzo d'idiota
References in classic literature ?
Thomas Mugridge was beside himself, a blithering imbecile, so pleased was he at chumming thus with the captain.
You damned blithering idiot," he said hoarsely, gripping the side of the table.
The London public won't stand that sort of blithering twaddle.
THE blithering Brexiteers boasted they were going to get back their sovereignty and instead ended up being blackmailed by a gang of homophobic bigots.
Men have been so conditioned against emotional intelligence that's for women, we are told that they are blithering idiots at reading the subtleties of allure or aversion.
I don't go anywhere online other than this page, Twitter, and Compuserve-this is how I survive social media-but my assistant just showed me an absolutely blithering post on some other page by someone asserting with great confidence that I'm going to kill off Jamie and Claire in Book Ten, because now that I'm a grandmother I don't want to write or do book tours anymore.
Well, come along to the show to see what he's blithering on about this time.
Come and see what he's blithering on about this time in his latest show, Keep It Light.
But we also included words that have special significance in Dahl's world - like alarm-clock and blueberry and elevator - and words that he uses that are not so familiar to children today, like blithering and steeplejack.
Were it not for Brexit giving financial markets the heebie-jeebies, this would have to have been one of the shortest bear markets in living memory -- unless, of course, you take note of doomsters like that blithering idiot of a so-called financial expert who writes, inter-alia no doubt, for the Motley Fool .
Do we need any more evidence to prove that only religion can turn a very articulate man into a blithering imbecile?
The God of Blithering Idiots was looking down upon me, so the fire alarm did not go off.