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blathering

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noun blath·er·ing \ˈbla-th(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of blathering

  1. :  foolish or nonsensical talk or writing … liked to conduct five meetings at once, moving back and forth between them, looking for the moment when the blathering was done and the dealing had begun. — Karen Breslau … the self-justifying blatherings of politicians … — Robertson Davies

1826

First Known Use of blathering

1826


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blathering

adjective blath·er·ing

Definition of blathering

  1. :  engaging in or characterized by foolish or nonsensical talk or writing … the rantings and ravings of blathering scientists and religious literalists … — Michael Gregory … the decade's salient features: blathering ignorance, smug hypocrisy, institutionalized fraud and vengeful polarization—all too dangerous to be merely absurd. — H. Jack Geiger

1825

First Known Use of blathering

1825


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