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.'
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"A blithering incompetent" Novelist Frederick Forsyth's opinion of Theresa May.
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Imee Marcos is a blithering basket case of corrupt politics.
A blithering idiot who helped usher in the Civil War by giving Kansas and Nebraska the right to vote on slavery.
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