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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun drivel has 2 senses

Verb drivel has 1 sense


drivel, n. & v.
--n. silly nonsense; twaddle.
--v. (drivelled, drivelling; US driveled, driveling)
1 intr. run at the mouth or nose; dribble.
2 intr. talk childishly or idiotically.
3 tr. (foll. by away) fritter; squander away.

driveller n. (US driveler).
OE dreflian (v.)



Greek, absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls, baloney, be insane, be stupid, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, blatherskite, blither, blow, blunder away, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, burble, cast away, chatter, claptrap, consume, crap, dither, dote, double-talk, dribble, drool, expectorate, expectoration, eyewash, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flummery, foam, folderol, fritter, froth, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, gas, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, have a demon, hawk, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hooey, hot air, humbug, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon, malarkey, maunder, mouth-watering, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, ptyalism, rage, ramble, rant, rattle, rave, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run amok, run mad, saliva, salivate, salivation, sialagogue, skimble-skamble, slabber, slaver, slobber, spew, spit, spittle, sputum, squander, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk nonsense, throw away, trash, trifle away, tripe, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, waffle, waffling, wander




VB give exit, give vent to, let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out, dispatch, despatch, exhale, excern, excrete, embogue, secrete, secern, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, open the sluices, open the floodgates, turn on the tap, extrude, detrude, effuse, spend, expend, pour forth, squirt, spirt, spurt, spill, slop, perspire, breathe, blow, tap, draw off, bale out, lade out, let blood, broach, eject, reject, expel, discard, cut, send to coventry, boycott, chasser, banish, bounce, fire, fire out, throw, throw out, throw up, throw off, throw away, throw aside, push, throw out, throw off, throw away, throw aside, shovel out, shovel away, sweep out, sweep away, brush off, brush away, whisk off, whisk away, turn off, turn away, send off, send away, discharge, send adrift, turn adrift, cast adrift, turn out, bundle out, throw overboard, give the sack to, send packing, send about one's business, send to the right about, strike off the roll, turn out neck and heels, turn out head and shoulders, turn out neck and crop, pack off, send away with a flea in the ear, send to Jericho, bow out, show the door to, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, evict, oust, unhouse, unkennel, dislodge, unpeople, dispeople, depopulate, relegate, deport, empty, drain to the dregs, sweep off, clear off, clear out, clear away, suck, draw off, clean out, make a clean sweep of, clear decks, purge, embowel, disbowel, disembowel, eviscerate, gut, unearth, root out, root up, averuncate, weed out, get out, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, shake off, exenterate, vomit, throw up, regurgitate, spew, puke, keck, retch, heave, upchuck, chuck up, barf, belch out, cast up, bring up, be sick, get sick, worship the porcelain god, disgorge, expectorate, clear the throat, hawk, spit, sputter, splutter, slobber, drivel, slaver, slabber, eructate, drool, unpack, unlade, unload, unship, offload, break bulk, dump, be let out, spew forth, erupt, ooze.


VB to be an imbecile, have no brains, have no sense, trifle, drivel, radoter, dote, ramble, play the fool, play the monkey, monkey around, fool around, take leave of one's senses (insanity), not see an inch beyond one's nose, stultify oneself, talk nonsense.


VB be insane, become insane, lose one's senses, lose one's reason, lose one's faculties, lose one's wits, go mad, run mad, lose one's marbles, go crazy, go bonkers, flip one's wig, flip one's lid, flip out, flip one's bush, rave, dote, ramble, wander, drivel, have a screw loose, have a devil, avoir le diable au corps, lose one's head, render mad, drive mad, madden, dementate, addle the wits, addle the brain, derange the head, infatuate, befool, turn the brain, turn one's head, drive one nuts.

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