twaddle

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

something silly or untrue

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twaddle - nonsense

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If you consider something somebody has written or said to be foolish or worthless then you might refer to it as ‘twaddle’. This informal word is used to express strong disapproval and due to its highly dismissive nature, it is likely to cause offence. Most commonly encountered in spoken English.

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Synonyms balderdash
Antonyms discernment

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  1. Instead of just dismissing Claire’s findings in the report as mere twaddle, why don’t you take the time to investigate their veracity?

  2. Mike loves the sound of his own voice but he has nothing interesting to say. He just goes around spouting ignorant twaddle.

  3. There is no feasible way we could action Adam’s plan. The basic concept of it is pure twaddle!

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