Synonyms for vaporings

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It was almost impossible to believe that he meant his vaporings for seriousness.

They were considered as merely the vaporings of an idle mind.

He had not been in the habit of troubling Dick, or indeed any one, with his vaporings.

I am not enamored of the vaporings of visionary and self-ordained preachers.

Whatever others thought of Siclone's vaporings, they counted for a good deal on the West End; nobody wanted trouble with him.

He shook his head, as one who listens to the vaporings of an imbecile, but turned to obey.

Ricardo, accustomed to these vaporings, remained a long time silent.

It could not be because Van Lennop had resented his patronage and his vaporings to any such extent as this; he was not that kind.

I can tell you, none of the "climbers" and the cocktail crowd are going to bring their vaporings into my house.

How different from the vaporings of the mystic, the gloom of the ascetic, and the austerities of the monk!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French vapour, from Latin vaporem (nominative vapor) "exhalation, steam, heat," of unknown origin. Vapors "fit of fainting, hysteria, etc." is 1660s, from medieval notion of "exhalations" from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain.