Dictionary Results for palaver


1. palaver - noun

· flattery intended to persuade

Synonym(s): blandishment, cajolery

Hypernym(s): flattery




2. palaver - noun

· loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"

Synonym(s): hot_air, empty_words, empty_talk, rhetoric

Hypernym(s): nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum




3. palaver - verb

· speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Synonym(s): chatter, piffle, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




4. palaver - verb

· influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"

Synonym(s): wheedle, cajole, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle

Hypernym(s): persuade




5. palaver - verb

· have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

Hypernym(s): parley





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