What is another word for twaddle?

Pronunciation: [twˈɒdə͡l] (IPA)

Twaddle is a term used to describe meaningless or idle talk. It can be frustrating to listen to someone prattle on when they have nothing substantial to say. Luckily, there are various synonyms you can use instead of the word twaddle. Some of these synonyms include gibberish, balderdash, claptrap, and bunk. Others you can use are drivel, nonsense, blather, and babble. If you're feeling more creative, you could also say someone is talking tripe, hogwash, or poppycock. These synonyms convey the same sense of idle chatter that the word twaddle does, but they provide a bit more variety when describing the situation.

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What are the hypernyms for Twaddle?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for twaddle?

The word "twaddle" is often used to describe meaningless or foolish chatter. Its antonyms are words that represent serious or important discussions. Some of these words include "wisdom," "sagacity," "intelligence," "sense," and "judgment." These words all convey a sense of thoughtfulness and relevance. Antonyms of "twaddle" would also include "truth," "logic," "reason," and "relevance." When we engage in these types of conversations, we are focused on important topics that have practical implications in our lives. By using these antonyms, we make it clear that we value intelligence, relevance, and depth in our conversations, rather than frivolous talk that has no real value.

What are the antonyms for Twaddle?

Usage examples for Twaddle

Cut the Socialist twaddle!
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer
Had K'dunk been a German choir-leader he could not have so promptly and perfectly expressed his opinion of the wretched twaddle.
"A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories"
William Long
I liked her songs; I hate the twaddle of the present day.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade

Famous quotes with Twaddle

  • Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
    Katherine Mansfield
  • The only good that I can see in the demonstration of the truth of "Spiritualism" is to furnish an additional argument against suicide. Better live a crossing-sweeper than die and be made to talk twaddle by a "medium" hired at a guinea a séance.
    Aldous Huxley
  • That sovereign of insufferables, Oscar Wilde has ensued with his opulence of twaddle and his penury of sense. He has mounted his hind legs and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck, to the capital edification of circumjacent fools and foolesses, fooling with their foolers. He has tossed off the top of his head and uttered himself in copious overflows of ghastly bosh. The ineffable dunce has nothing to say and says it—says it with a liberal embellishment of bad delivery, embroidering it with reasonless vulgarities of attitude, gesture and attire. There never was an impostor so hateful, a blockhead so stupid, a crank so variously and offensively daft. Therefore is the she fool enamored of the feel of his tongue in her ear to tickle her understanding. The limpid and spiritless vacuity of this intellectual jellyfish is in ludicrous contrast with the rude but robust mental activities that he came to quicken and inspire. Not only has he no thoughts, but no thinker. His lecture is mere verbal ditch-water—meaningless, trite and without coherence. It lacks even the nastiness that exalts and refines his verse. Moreover, it is obviously his own; he had not even the energy and independence to steal it. And so, with a knowledge that would equip and idiot to dispute with a cast-iron dog, and eloquence to qualify him for the duties of a caller on a hog-ranch, and an imagination adequate to the conception of a tom-cat, when fired by contemplation of a fiddle-string, this consummate and star-like youth, missing everywhere his heaven-appointed functions and offices, wanders about, posing as a statue of himself, and, like the sun-smitten image of Memnon, emitting meaningless murmurs in the blaze of women’s eyes. He makes me tired. And this gawky gowk has the divine effrontery to link his name with those of Swinburne, Rossetti and Morris—this dunghill he-hen would fly with eagles. He dares to set his tongue to the honored name of Keats. He is the leader, quoth’a, of a renaissance in art, this man who cannot draw—of a revival of letters, this man who cannot write! This little and looniest of a brotherhood of simpletons, whom the wicked wits of London, haling him dazed from his obscurity, have crowned and crucified as King of the Cranks, has accepted the distinction in stupid good faith and our foolish people take him at his word. Mr. Wilde is pinnacled upon a dazzling eminence but the earth still trembles to the dull thunder of the kicks that set him up.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Literature, the strange entity so called,—that indeed is here. If Literature continue to be the haven of expatriated spiritualisms, and have its Johnsons, Goethes and true Archbishops of the World, to show for itself as heretofore, there may be hope in Literature. If Literature dwindle, as is probable, into mere merry-andrewism, windy twaddle, and feats of spiritual legerdemain, analogous to rope-dancing, opera-dancing, and street-fiddling with a hat carried round for halfpence, or for guineas, there will be no hope in Literature.
    Thomas Carlyle

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