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intr.v. twad·dled, twad·dling, twad·dles
To talk foolishly; prate.
Foolish, trivial, or idle talk or chatter.
[Probably variant of dialectal twattle, perhaps alteration of tattle.]
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silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense
to talk or write (something) in a silly or pretentious way
[C16 twattle, variant of twittle or tittle; see tittle-tattle]
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n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. silly or tedious talk or writing.v.i.
2. to talk in a silly or tedious manner; prate.v.t.
3. to utter as twaddle.
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Twaddleof public speakers—Lipton, 1970.
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Past participle: twaddled
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|Noun||1.||twaddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing|
|Verb||1.||twaddle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
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noun nonsense, rubbish, rot, garbage (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), gossip, crap (slang), trash, chatter, bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, tripe (informal), guff (slang), tattle, moonshine, verbiage, gabble, claptrap (informal), gobbledegook (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rigmarole, blather, piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), inanity, balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), trumpery, tommyrot, foolish talk, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) He was baffled by the intellectual twaddle.
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1. Unintelligible or foolish talk:
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twaddle[ˈtwɒdəl] n → âneries fpl
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twaddle[ˈtwɒdl] n (fam) → scemenze fpl
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