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drivel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drivel

  1. 1 language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <that critic's reviews are nothing but self-important drivel> Synonyms applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, nonsense, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddleRelated Words absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocusNear Antonyms levelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom

  2. 2 unintelligible or meaningless talk <my roommate talks in her sleep, but it's just drivel> Synonyms abracadabra, babble, blabber, burble, double Dutch, double-talk, gibberish, gabble, gibber, jabber, jabberwocky, mumbo jumbo, nonsense, prattle, slobberRelated Words blah (also blah-blah), hocus-pocus, hokeypokey, twaddle; chatter, gab, patter, prate, tattle, twitter; cackle, clack, clatter




drivel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drivel

  1. 1 to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth <the panting dog driveled on my hand> Synonyms dribble, drool, salivate, slaver, slobberRelated Words water; expectorate, spit; foam, froth, splutter; sputter

  2. 2 to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly <he driveled on about his “distinguished” family for what seemed like hours> Synonyms bumble, chat, chatter, babble, drool, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle, sputterRelated Words blabber, blather, bleat, blither, gab, jangle, jaw, patter, prate, rattle, run on, smatter, tittle-tattle, troll, yak (also yack); chunter [British], maunder, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter; stammer, stutter; screech, shout, shriekNear Antonyms articulate, enunciate, pronounce




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