Palavering
Palaver Pa*la"ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster]

Palavering the little language for her benefit. --C. Bront['e] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palavering — n. chattering, prattling; flattery, sycophancy pa·lav·er || pÉ™ lævÉ™(r) / lɑːv n. idle or foolish chatter; flattery; conference between two parties (especially meetings between explorers and native officials) v. chatter idly; flatter;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Palaver — Pa*la ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster] Palavering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palavered — Palaver Pa*la ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster] Palavering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palaver — I. noun Etymology: Portuguese palavra word, speech, from Late Latin parabola parable, speech Date: 1735 1. a. a long parley usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication b. conference, discussion 2. a. idle talk b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • palaver — palaverer, palaverist, n. palaverment, n. palaverous, adj. /peuh lav euhr, lah veuhr/, n., v, palavered, palavering. n. 1. a conference or discussion. 2. a long parley, esp. one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial… …   Universalium

  • roust — verb a) to rout out of bed; to rouse Why didnt you roust me out? / Well, I tried to, but I couldnt; I couldnt budge you. / Well, all right. Dont stand there palavering all day, but out with you and see if theres a fish on the lines for breakfast …   Wiktionary

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  • prattle — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, accents, amphigory, babble, babblement, babbling, balderdash, bavardage, be closeted with, bibble babble, blab, blabber, blah blah, blather, blathering, blether, blethers, blither, bombast, bull, bullshit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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