blithering
blithering lithering adj. talking incoherently; as, a blithering idiot.

Syn: jabbering. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • blithering — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ complete; utter: a blithering idiot …   English terms dictionary

  • blithering — [blith′ər iŋ] adj. 〚blither, var. of BLATHER + ING〛 talking without sense; jabbering * * * …   Universalium

  • blithering — 1880 as a prp. adjective (from the first typically with idiot) from BLITHER (Cf. blither) to talk nonsense; ultimately a variant of BLATHER (Cf. blather) (q.v.). From 1872 as a verbal noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • blithering — [blith′ər iŋ] adj. [blither, var. of BLATHER + ING] talking without sense; jabbering …   English World dictionary

  • blithering — adj. Blithering is used with these nouns: ↑idiot …   Collocations dictionary

  • blithering — blith|er|ing [ˈblıðərıŋ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: blither to talk nonsense (19 20 centuries), from blather] blithering idiot spoken someone who has done something very stupid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blithering — blith|er|ing [ blıðərıŋ ] adjective a blithering idiot INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED someone who has done something very stupid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blithering — adjective informal complete; utter: a blithering idiot …   English new terms dictionary

  • blithering — adjective blithering idiot spoken someone who has done something very stupid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blithering — Adj. 1. An intensifier such as bloody . E.g. How can I have toast when that blithering idiot has just eaten all the bread! 2. Senseless and excessive talking. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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