stultiloquence

noun stul·til·o·quence \ˌstəlˈtiləkwən(t)s\

Definition of stultiloquence

plural

-s

  1. :  senseless or silly talk :  babble

stultiloquent

or

stultiloquential

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stultiloquence

Latin stultiloquentia, from stultus foolish + loquent-, loquens (present participle of loqui to speak) + -ia -y


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