confabulate | confabulation

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

have a conversation

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confabulate - talk

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‘Confabulate’ is a formal word used to describe chatting informally with somebody. The word implies the sort of light-hearted, frivolous conversation you would have with a friend rather than something deep that involves the exchange of a lot of information or emotions. Most commonly seen in written English.

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Synonyms converse
Antonyms mute,reserved

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  1. It was a stressful day at work, so when I got home I gave my friend a call to confabulate with her for a while.

  2. After the seminar, the attendees ended up confabulating in the bar. The seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company.

  3. I didn’t meet with the client to discuss business matters. It was more of an informal confabulation.

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