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blith·er

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

[Probably blend of blather and dither.]
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blithering

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

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪŋ] ADJ blithering idiotimbécil mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪng] adj
this blithering idiot → cet espèce d'idiot
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blithering

adj (inf) a blithering idiotein Trottel m (inf); don’t be such a blithering idiotdu bist ja total bescheuert (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blithering

[ˈblɪðərɪŋ] adj (fam) this blithering idiotquesto pezzo d'idiota
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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