Definition of Idle talk

1. Noun. Idle or foolish and irrelevant talk.

Exact synonyms: Blether, Chin Music, Prate, Prattle
Generic synonyms: Cackle, Chatter, Yack, Yak, Yakety-yak
Derivative terms: Blether, Prate, Prattle



Lexicographical Neighbors of Idle Talk

idiotypic
idiotypic antigenic determinant
idioventricular
idioventricular rhythm
iditol
iditol dehydrogenase
iditols
idiyappam
idjut
idjuts
idle
idle hands are the devil's playthings
idle hands are the devil's tools
idle hands are the devil's workshop
idle pulley
idle talk (current term)
idle wheel
idle words
idled
idlehead
idlehood
idlehoods
idleness
idlenesses
idler
idler pulley
idlers
idles
idlesse
idlesses

Literary usage of Idle talk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1897)
"... are growing weary of idle talk about the wisdom oi their ancestors, and are fast discarding those trite and sleepy maxims which have hitherto imposed ..."

2. The Life and Letters of Francis Lieber by Francis Lieber, Thomas Sergeant Perry (1882)
"There is a great deal of idle talk now everywhere about this subject. TO HIS WIFE. ... idle talk ..."

3. Selections from the Works of Jeremy Taylor: With Some Account of the Author by Jeremy Taylor (1864)
"... idle talk. T ET no man think it a light matter that he •" spends his precious time in idle words ; let no man be so weary of what flies away too fast, ..."

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