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Synonyms of 'waffle'

(verb) 
Definition
to speak or write in a vague and wordy manner
some guy on TV waffling on about some new product
Synonyms
chatter
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
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rabbit (on) (British, informal)
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babble
They all babbled simultaneously.
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drivel
I drivelled on about the big race that day.
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prattle
She prattled on until I wanted to scream.
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jabber
I left them there jabbering away
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gabble
The child sat on his knee and gabbled excitedly.
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rattle on
I listened in silence as Sam rattled on.
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verbalize
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blather
He kept on blathering about police incompetence.
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witter on (informal)
, ,
run off at the mouth (slang)
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earbash (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
(verb) 
It is time to stop waffling and to make a decision.
Synonyms
waver
Some military commanders wavered over whether to support the coup.
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hesitate
She hesitated, debating whether to answer the phone.
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falter
I have not faltered in my quest for a new future.
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fluctuate
Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
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dither mainly British)
We're still dithering over whether to go away on holiday next week.
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vacillate
She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
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blow hot and cold (informal)
I blew hot and cold as I weighed up the pros and cons.
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be indecisive
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hum and haw
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be unable to decide
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be irresolute
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shillyshally (informal)
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be unable to make up your mind
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swither (Scottish)
(noun) 
Definition
vague and wordy speech or writing
I'm tired of his smug, sanctimonious waffle.
Synonyms
prattle
I had had enough of his mindless prattle.
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nonsense
Most orthodox doctors, however, dismiss this theory as complete nonsense.
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hot air (informal)
His justification for the merger was just hot air.
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twaddle
He was baffled by the intellectual twaddle.
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padding
Politicians fill their speeches with a lot of padding.
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prating
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gibberish
When he did speak to her, he spoke gibberish.
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verbiage
His writing is full of pretentious and self-indulgent verbiage.
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blather
Anyone knows that this is all blather.
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wordiness
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verbosity
the pedantry and verbosity of his public speeches
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bunkum or buncombe
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bizzo (Australian, slang)
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bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of babble
Definition
to talk in a quick, foolish, or muddled way
They all babbled simultaneously.
Synonyms
waffle (informal, British),
splutter,
gaggle,
burble,
rabbit on (British, informal),
earbash (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of blather
He kept on blathering about police incompetence.
Synonyms
waffle (informal, British),
rabbit on (British, informal),
yap (informal),
run off at the mouth (slang),
in the sense of blather
Anyone knows that this is all blather.
Synonyms
malarkey (informal),
waffle (informal, British),
pap,
bilge (informal),
guff (slang),
jabbering,
claptrap (informal),
hogwash (informal),
bizzo (Australian, slang),
bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
hokum (slang, US, Canadian),
piffle (informal),
poppycock (informal),
blether (Scottish),
bunkum or buncombe

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