palaver definition

  • noun:
    • Idle chatter.
    • Talk intended to appeal or beguile.
    • Obsolete A parley between European explorers and representatives of regional populations, particularly in Africa.
    • A village council meeting.
    • Talk, specifically unnecessary talk, fuss.
    • a gathering of which there clearly was much talk.
    • Disagreement
    • Talk; discussion; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
    • In Africa, a parley using the natives; a talk; therefore, a public meeting and deliberation; a debate.
    • A long talk; a parley; a conference, eg takes, destination between travelers or explorers and dubious or dangerous locals; superfluous or idle talk.
    • Parley; summit.
    • Flattery; adulation; talk designed to deceive.
    • Synonyms and determine prattle, n.
    • company; an affair is settled; matters.
    • A dodge; a contrivance; a plot.
    • flattery meant to sway
    • noisy and confused and bare talk
  • verb-transitive:
    • To flatter or cajole.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To chatter idly.
  • verb:
    • to talk about with much talk.
    • which will make palaver with, or even to; to utilized palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to use flattery; to cajole.
    • have an extended discussion, generally between folks of differing backgrounds
    • talk (about unimportant issues) rapidly and incessantly
    • influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  • others:
    • To talk idly or plausibly; have pleasure in palaver.
    • To flatter; cajole.

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