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1. palaver

verb. have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds.

Antonyms

  • bad

Etymology

  • palavra (Portuguese)
  • parabola (Latin)

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2. palaver

verb. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.

Synonyms

  • persuade
  • swagger
  • inveigle
  • bully
  • soft-soap
  • wheedle
  • sweet-talk
  • cajole
  • browbeat
  • coax

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • meaningful
  • significance
  • meaningfulness

Etymology

  • palavra (Portuguese)
  • parabola (Latin)

3. palaver

noun. flattery intended to persuade.

Synonyms

  • blandishment
  • flattery

Antonyms

  • incomplete
  • talk out of
  • ride

Etymology

  • palavra (Portuguese)
  • parabola (Latin)

4. palaver

noun. loud and confused and empty talk.

Synonyms

  • rhetoric
  • hot air
  • nonsense
  • empty words
  • nonsensicality
  • meaninglessness
  • hokum
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • close up
  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify

Etymology

  • palavra (Portuguese)
  • parabola (Latin)

5. palaver

verb. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.

Synonyms

  • blab
  • speak
  • smatter
  • babble
  • tittle-tattle
  • prattle
  • twaddle
  • tattle
  • gabble
  • verbalize
  • maunder
  • verbalise
  • blither
  • clack
  • piffle
  • blabber
  • talk
  • gibber
  • mouth
  • chatter
  • utter
  • blather
  • prate

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • deter
  • advise
  • counsel

Etymology

  • palavra (Portuguese)
  • parabola (Latin)
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