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 Dictionary entry overview: What does idle words mean? 

  The noun IDLE WORDS has 1 sense:

1. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

  Familiarity information: IDLE WORDS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


idle words; jazz; nothingness; wind

Context examples:

that's a lot of wind / don't give me any of that jazz

Hypernyms ("idle words" is a kind of...):

talk; talking (an exchange of ideas via conversation)

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