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Piffle

verb
(past & past part. piffled; pres. part. piffling)
1.
Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.  Synonyms: blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle.
2.
Act in a trivial or ineffective way.






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"Piffle" Quotes from Famous Books



... on the wrong side. My work, my home and my whole life were bound in with the upper class. And there could be no middle ground. My boasted tolerance, breadth of mind, my readiness to see both sides, my passion for showing up all men as human—this to Joe was utter piffle. He had no use for such writing, or in fact for art of any kind. "Propaganda" was all that he wanted, and that could be as cheap as Nick Carter, as sentimental as Uncle Tom's Cabin, if only it had the kind of "punch" that would reach to the mass of ignorant workers and ...
— The Harbor • Ernest Poole

... "Piffle!" said Garry. "No stately stuff for me, Kenny, please. It's late and I'm tired. I'll referee this thing in my own way. I repeat—it's not just the ...
— Kenny • Leona Dalrymple



Words linked to "Piffle" :   speak, hokum, mouth, act, blather, twaddle, utter, blether, behave, nonsensicality, do, smatter, verbalise, babble, blither, blabber, palaver, verbalize, bunk, meaninglessness, nonsense, talk, fiddle-faddle



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