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drivel
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Definition worthless talk or information

More rarely, drivel may reference drool (saliva dribbled from the mouth).
  • Too much television is brain-rotting drivel.
  • Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest.
    Raymond Chandler
  • I've learned that music is a very powerful force, not to be trivialized or watered down or manufactured into soul-less, mindless drivel.
    Christine Anderson
  • We love to hear them prate and drivel and lie.
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • With six eyes he was weeping, and over three chins trickled the tears and bloody drivel.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • "What I hate is this idiotic drivel about 'I am God—I am man—I ride the winds—I look through the smoke—I am the life sense.'
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Circles, chevrons, arrows, birds, mucho mystical drivel, and I was trying to absorb it all.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 'Don't drivel,' said Peter.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Did anyone ever hear such drivel?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • And then he added, "It seems to me you're talking drivel, that you're a little muddleheaded.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Charles: if you must drivel, drivel like a grown-up man and not like a schoolboy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • My writing's all mixed up, I'm jumping from one thing to another, and sometimes I seriously doubt whether anyone will ever be interested in this drivel.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • After a while he took out his mobile and called Tony Scala, a freelance journalist who made a living writing drivel for men's magazines.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Mrs. Brown, unbelievably, was more inefficient than I was in compiling the drivel and trivia demanded by the higher administrators.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I have an extremely low tolerance for drivel.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It was mostly drivel, but I did talk with a man who knew where the oil was taken.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Dear Valentine"—Miss Williams began reading the badly rhymed childish drivel.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Let her listen to that fool's drivel about blindness and vinegar all her life.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • How droll the stains one sees on fine-laced doublets, From gall of envy, or the poltroon's drivel!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Fill a whole column with drivel, just to get in that one important line.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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