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  • verbdigress
  • verbmumble
  • verbwander

synonyms for maunder

  • deviate
  • drift
  • ramble
  • roam
  • stray
  • wander
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What is another word for maunder?

Maunder can mean to talk aimlessly or meaninglessly, as in I maundered for a minute until I regained my train of thought.

It can also mean to move or act aimlessly. This sense can be literal, as in Don’t maunder through the market—watch where you’re going, or figuratively, as in Don’t just maunder through life—have a plan! Either way, it suggests directionlessness.

Words that mean to talk aimlessly or meaninglessly include babble, ramble, prattle, prate, jabber, blather, and digress.

Words that mean to move aimlessly include meander, wander, and drift.

Some synonyms are appropriate for both senses of maunder, including meander and ramble.

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    How to use maunder in a sentence

    This one has a lot of maundering about fate and free will, which I can do without.
    THE 50 BEST HALLOWEEN SONGS OF ALL TIMEALEXANDRA PETRIOCTOBER 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    And while they maunder along they stifle the forces of life which are trying to break through.
    A PREFACE TO POLITICSWALTER LIPPMANN
    On this point Maunder adds:—“If this be a mere chance coincidence, it seems to me a most extraordinary one.”
    THE STORY OF ECLIPSESGEORGE CHAMBERS
    Though of course—Oh, how one does maunder on and to think, to think of the people who are really poor.
    HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
    Apian continued to maunder over the Ptolemaic theory and astrology in his lecture-room.
    HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE WITH THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOMANDREW DICKSON WHITE
    Maunder regarded his results as demonstrating that magnetic disturbances originate in the sun.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 3VARIOUS
    In a later paper Maunder reached similar results for magnetic storms at Greenwich from 1848 to 1881.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 3VARIOUS
    It makes me maunder up an' deawn, like a gonnor wi' a nail in it's yed.
    HOME-LIFE OF THE LANCASHIRE FACTORY FOLK DURING THE COTTON FAMINEEDWIN WAUGH
    The party were in sore dismay, for the interesting patient had begun to maunder very preposterously in his talk.
    THE TENANTS OF MALORYJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    Maunder pricked up her ears, actually almost, as well as figuratively.
    ANTONY GRAY,--GARDENERLESLIE MOORE
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    WORDS RELATED TO MAUNDER

    • cruise
    • gallivant
    • hit the road
    • hit the trail
    • jaunt
    • knock about
    • knock around
    • maunder
    • mooch
    • ramble
    • range
    • rove
    • run around
    • stray
    • traipse
    • wander
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