blithering

adjective blith·er·ing \ ˈblit͟h-riŋ , ˈbli-t͟hə- \

Definition of blithering

: 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

play \ˈblit͟h-riŋ-lē, ˈbli-t͟hə-\ adverb

First Known Use of blithering

1889


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