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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 of drivel 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, twaddleWords Related to drivel 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 of drivel 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 of drivel abracadabra, babble, blabber, burble, double Dutch, double-talk, gibberish, gabble, gibber, jabber, jabberwocky, mumbo jumbo, nonsense, prattle, slobberWords Related to drivel 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 of drivel dribble, drool, salivate, slaver, slobberWords Related to drivel 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 of drivel bumble, chat, chatter, babble, drool, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle, sputterWords Related to drivel 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 of drivel articulate, enunciate, pronounce



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