drivel


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driv·el

 (drĭv′əl)
v. driv·eled, driv·el·ing, driv·els or driv·elled or driv·el·ling
v.intr.
1. To slobber; drool.
2. To flow like spittle or saliva.
3. To talk stupidly or childishly.
v.tr.
1. To allow to flow from the mouth.
2. To say (something) stupidly.
n.
1. Saliva flowing from the mouth.
2. Stupid or senseless talk.

[Middle English drevelen, from Old English dreflian.]

driv′el·er n.

drivel

(ˈdrɪvəl)
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. to allow (saliva) to flow from the mouth; dribble
2. (intr) to speak foolishly or childishly
n
3. foolish or senseless talk
4. (Physiology) saliva flowing from the mouth; slaver
[Old English dreflian to slaver; see draff]
ˈdriveller, ˈdriveler n

driv•el

(ˈdrɪv əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose.
2. nonsense; twaddle.
v.i.
3. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver.
4. to talk childishly or idiotically.
v.t.
5. to utter childishly or idiotically.
6. to waste foolishly.
[before 1000; Middle English dryvelen, variant of drevelen, Old English dreflian]
driv′el•er, n.

drivel


Past participle: drivelled
Gerund: drivelling

Imperative
drivel
drivel
Present
I drivel
you drivel
he/she/it drivels
we drivel
you drivel
they drivel
Preterite
I drivelled
you drivelled
he/she/it drivelled
we drivelled
you drivelled
they drivelled
Present Continuous
I am drivelling
you are drivelling
he/she/it is drivelling
we are drivelling
you are drivelling
they are drivelling
Present Perfect
I have drivelled
you have drivelled
he/she/it has drivelled
we have drivelled
you have drivelled
they have drivelled
Past Continuous
I was drivelling
you were drivelling
he/she/it was drivelling
we were drivelling
you were drivelling
they were drivelling
Past Perfect
I had drivelled
you had drivelled
he/she/it had drivelled
we had drivelled
you had drivelled
they had drivelled
Future
I will drivel
you will drivel
he/she/it will drivel
we will drivel
you will drivel
they will drivel
Future Perfect
I will have drivelled
you will have drivelled
he/she/it will have drivelled
we will have drivelled
you will have drivelled
they will have drivelled
Future Continuous
I will be drivelling
you will be drivelling
he/she/it will be drivelling
we will be drivelling
you will be drivelling
they will be drivelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drivelling
you have been drivelling
he/she/it has been drivelling
we have been drivelling
you have been drivelling
they have been drivelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drivelling
you will have been drivelling
he/she/it will have been drivelling
we will have been drivelling
you will have been drivelling
they will have been drivelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drivelling
you had been drivelling
he/she/it had been drivelling
we had been drivelling
you had been drivelling
they had been drivelling
Conditional
I would drivel
you would drivel
he/she/it would drivel
we would drivel
you would drivel
they would drivel
Past Conditional
I would have drivelled
you would have drivelled
he/she/it would have drivelled
we would have drivelled
you would have drivelled
they would have drivelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drivel - a worthless message
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
bunkum, guff, hogwash, buncombe, rot, bunk - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
chickenshit - a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
codswallop, folderol, trumpery, wish-wash, applesauce, tripe, rubbish, trash - nonsensical talk or writing
pap, pablum - worthless or oversimplified ideas
2.drivel - saliva spilling from the mouth
saliva, spittle, spit - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
Verb1.drivel - let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled"
salivate - produce saliva; "We salivated when he described the great meal"

drivel

noun
1. nonsense, rubbish, garbage (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), rot, crap (slang), trash, bunk (informal), blah (slang), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), prating, pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), twaddle, tripe (informal), dross, gibberish, guff (slang), moonshine, hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) What absolute drivel!
verb
1. babble, ramble, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), gab (informal), gas (informal), maunder, blether, prate I drivelled on about the big race that day.

drivel

verb
To let saliva run from the mouth:
noun
1. Saliva running from the mouth:
Translations
Gelaberradotieren
höpinähöpöpuhehöpöttäähöpötyshöpsiä
लार

drivel

[ˈdrɪvl]
A. N (= nonsense) → tonterías fpl, chorradas fpl, babosadas fpl (LAm)
B. VIdecir tonterías, decir chorradas, decir babosadas (LAm)

drivel

[ˈdrɪvəl] nidioties fpl, imbécillités fpl

drivel

n (pej)Blödsinn m, → Kokolores m (inf); what a lot of drivel!das ist ja kompletter Blödsinn!; mindless drivelleeres Gefasel
vi (pej)Unsinn reden; what’s he drivelling (Brit) or driveling (US) (on) about?was faselt er da?, worüber labert er da? (inf)

drivel

[ˈdrɪvl] n (fam) (nonsense) → stupidaggini fpl, sciocchezze fpl
drivel on vi + adv (fam) to drivel on (about)non smettere di cianciare (di)

drivel

n. baba o saliva que sale por los extremos de la boca.
References in classic literature ?
And after brandy, taken in sufficient quantity, it says, "Now, come, fool, grin and tumble, that your fellow-men may laugh - drivel in folly, and splutter in senseless sounds, and show what a helpless ninny is poor man whose wit and will are drowned, like kittens, side by side, in half an inch of alcohol.
Give me--Fosco-- chemistry; and when Shakespeare has conceived Hamlet, and sits down to execute the conception--with a few grains of powder dropped into his daily food, I will reduce his mind, by the action of his body, till his pen pours out the most abject drivel that has ever degraded paper.
Commissioner is spouting drivel WHAT drivel that gloried penpusher the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner talks.
It did launch a few good comedies, but a lot of what I saw was at the embarrassing end of drivel.
Maybe it's me, but I can't help wondering what on earth makes the producers believe people interested in the racing and horses want this drivel.
Personally, I've never laughed once at the inane, repetitive and childish drivel they tell us is hilarious.
Seattle comic Derek Sheen will headline a show Wednesday at Oak Street Speakeasy, touring in support of his new comedy release, "Holy Drivel.
ON THE subject of the Beeb, one of my biggest gripes is always how local radio disc jockeys get away with shamelessly forcing their drivel down my earholes by hijacking the travel bulletins.
OF all the anachronistic idiocies governing life in Wales today, the national planning system must be the most blinkered piece of drivel.
They feed us with a diet of drip-drip-drip drivel about it.
Gasps all round at that fact - especially since so much drivel is churned out at a cost of millions of dollars.