Synonyms for palavering

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Do you think we don't see through you and your palavering speeches?

Drouet was palavering himself with the looseness of excitement and passion.

He shines in action, and he'll find that out, and leave others the palavering.'

It took a great deal of palavering before I could persuade him that I was lost unless he consented.

The next day he lounges in here with his palavering ways, and demands the highest price in the market—and I give it to him!

"She has been palavering you over," he said, in a tone more like displeasure than he had ever used towards her.

Don't stand there palavering all day, but out with you and see if there's a fish on the lines for breakfast.

Thus we are in a fair way to have plenty of work, palavering with the natives and protecting the colonists.

But he'll bring cases, for he's very popular in society, and he'll do all the palavering and running round very well.

The Kuzaks were palavering with the occupants of two heavily-loaded trader rockets.

WORD ORIGIN

1733 (implied in palavering), "talk, conference, discussion," sailors' slang, from Portuguese palavra "word, speech, talk," traders' term for "negotiating with the natives" in West Africa, metathesis of Late Latin parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable). Meaning "idle talk" first recorded 1748. The verb is 1733, from the noun. Related: Palavering.

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