palaver


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Synonyms for palaver

Synonyms for palaver

incessant and usually inconsequential talk

to talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially

Synonyms for palaver

flattery intended to persuade

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influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

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References in classic literature ?
At the palaver it developed that the village chief had food, goats, and fowl which he would be glad to dispose of for a proper consideration; but as the consideration would have meant parting with precious rifles and ammunition, or the very clothing from their backs, Usanga began to see that after all it might be forced upon him to wage war to obtain food.
Oh, I forgot to tell you--she palavered Burnett into lending her eight rifles for her men, and three cases of dynamite.
features@mirror.co.uk @DailyMirror WHAT a palaver! We used to choose a package holiday from a brochure and then ask a travel agent to book it.
Free parking has been available on Sundays for some time now without this palaver. Why cannot Tuesdays and Wednesdays be the same?
Huh, so they say this old man na take his behavior from the Traditional Council to the Elders at the Palaver Hut ehn?
The lyrics are most appropriate, 'When trouble sleep, Yanga go wake am, Wetin he dey find, Palaver, he dey find.' They had both danced to it!
QUOTES OF THE DAY "That shambles down in Westminster, what a palaver that is.
Danny, 41, slams politicians by saying in his message: "That shambles down in Westminster, what a palaver. Where are our leaders?
Topspeed Dave Edwards Little Palaver 9.15 Kempton Took advantage of a falling mark at Bath a week ago, escapes a penalty and can complete a quick double.
"But we haven't thought about any of the palaver that's gone on with them, we've just tried to be ready when the game comes."
Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of all - US President Donald Trump on his European visit, saying he hoped to meet Boris Johnson What is this palaver about class?
"Now the thing with this 'forgetfulness palaver' is she might not seem herself on certain days and that's OK, but if you see her out 'n' about, you just remind her how much YOU, WE, ALL of US absolutely love and adore her.
I like to eat and go, so it felt like a bit of a palaver at times but I guess you get used to it the more you visit.
Collaboratively compiled and co-edited by Wolfgang Palaver (Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the School of Catholic Theology at the University of Innsbruck) and Richard Schenk (who is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Dominican Order, served as a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley from 1990 to 2011, and as the President of the Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt from 2011 to 2014), "Mimetic Theory and World Religions" collects engagements with Girard by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism and situates them within contemporary theology, philosophy, and religious studies.
eastenders BBC1, 8pm BRING on the black horses and the carriage and all that proper East End palaver - it's Peggy Mitchell's funeral.