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prate (verb) talk nonsensically

When you prate you talk a lot of nonsense in a stupid and boring manner. You donít care whether what you are talking interests others or not. You prate if you boast idly too. He prates all the time. This means that he bores others with his meaningless talk.

  • In a drunken condition he prated on. He talked a lot of nonsense that bored others there.
  • She prated about her passion for attractive clothes, but the clothes she was wearing were gaudy and ill suited her. She sure bored us with her talk.
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