drivel

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

boring or nonsensical

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drivel - nonsense

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If a person is talking stupidly and thoughtlessly, then what they are saying can accurately be described as ‘drivel’. The term is also frequently used in relation to something that has been written. In both contexts, ‘drivel’ is a cause of frustration for those on the receiving end as it is typically rambling, incoherent, and untrue, meaning nothing can be derived from it. As such, this word expresses disapproval.

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Synonyms gibberish
Antonyms intuitive

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  1. The report was put together carelessly and offered absolutely no insight into the issue. It was just total drivel!

  2. I wish you wouldn’t talk such drivel. It would be far easier to get along with you if you weren’t always spouting so much nonsense.

  3. There is a growing consensus that in the age of clickbait journalism, a lot of what you read and see on the news these days is nothing more than drivel.

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