AskDefine | Define prate

Dictionary Definition

prate n : idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music] v : speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.

Verb

  1. To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble.
  2. To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, blow, bombast, brag, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap, clatter, cock-a-doodle-doo, crow, dither, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gasconade, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon, jaw, mere talk, mouth, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense, nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle, pour forth, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, puff, ramble on, rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, vaunt, waffle, waffling, yak, yakkety-yak
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