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  • v. Present participle of twaddle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from twaddle, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who twaddles; silly. empty talk; twaddle.


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  • The larger issue, of course, is the use of online surfing and brain twaddling as a kind of flat affect soothing behavior which does not, in fact, soothe.

    Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

  • It certainly would not do to have one's friends "twaddling" in one's pocket.

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  • Or, more truthfully, really pissing stupid attention-seeking people twaddling on about stuff you'd see on the front of Pick Me Up magazine.

    Grace Dent's TV OD: OMG! With Peaches Geldof

  • Like the convocation of Worms or the equivocation odf Strasbourg, a twaddling pre-occupation of pin-heads who are totally divorced from reality as it is lived, their skulls full of the rarefied air of worthyness and moral vanity.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • That man Verne is never done sniping at us ... aye, those two British officers in that twaddling book about a comet hitting the earth, what a pair of muttonheaded by-joves they are!


  • All day I want that twaddling Marxist ingenue to fail

    I Too Want Barack Obama to Fail - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • Should that change in the future and I do start twaddling, I assure you I will let you know, but in the meantime you can assume that any Twitters bearing my name are counterfeit and that I am reserving my words for this blog and Bicycling magazine.

    Illusions: Fake Twitters and Strange Looks

  • House Beautiful had started to irk me: its former male editor — odd and smarmy — was always twaddling on in fake-folksy manner about his adorable daughter “Madison.”

    Home Alone

  • “A very pious manner of spending his time,” Pen said, laughing and thinking that his uncle was falling into the twaddling state.

    The History of Pendennis

  • It delighted her to draw out his worldlinesses, and to make the old habitue of clubs and drawing-rooms tell his twaddling tales about great folks, and expound his views of morals.

    The History of Pendennis


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  • "Only when I saw a group of women struggling to wash in an encrusted puddle no larger than a tea tray did I begin to understand the importance of washing to these people and then more than ever I cursed the kind of development which brings electricity and the twaddling soap operas of TV Globo to the poor and will not, cannot, lay a water pipeline to save their babies' lives."

    - 'The São Francisco', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008