Drivelling
Drivel Driv"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. a different word: cf. Icel. drafa to talk thick.] To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling love. --Shak. Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drivelling — driv·el || drɪvl n. nonsense, idiotic utterances; spittle, slobber (Rare) v. talk nonsense, say idiotic things; slobber, spittle (Rare) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drivelling — n. [Written also Driveling.] 1. Slaver. 2. Foolishness, folly, idiocy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • drivelling — adjective see driveling …   Useful english dictionary

  • drivel — 1 noun (U) something that is said or written that is silly or does not mean anything: Don t talk such drivel! 2 verb drivelled, drivelling (I) BrE drivel on/away to speak continuously without saying anything important drivelling adjective: a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • βλεννόν — βλεννός drivelling masc acc sg βλεννός drivelling neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λεμφώδεις — λεμφώδης drivelling masc/fem acc pl λεμφώδης drivelling masc/fem nom/voc pl (attic epic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Drivel — Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Driveled — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Driveling — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drivelled — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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