blithering

adjective

blith·​er·​ing ˈblit͟h-riŋ How to pronounce blithering (audio)
ˈbli-t͟hə-
: talking foolishly
a blithering idiot
: marked by or consisting of foolish or nonsensical words
I wrote short stories that were blithering messes, romantic slop.Thomas King
blitheringly
ˈblit͟h-riŋ-lē How to pronounce blithering (audio)
ˈbli-t͟hə-
adverb

Examples of blithering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are few cinematic experiences this year as enjoyable as watching Bella turn him into a blithering wreck of a man. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blithering was in 1889

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“Blithering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blithering. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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