Palaver in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Palaver

unnecessary talk that wastes time

Examples of Palaver in a sentence

Although we were supposed to have a lecture, the teacher spent the entire period with palaver about his vacation.  🔊

I was late for work after my chatty grandmother held me up with palaver about past economic times.  🔊

While I would normally listen to my students’ palaver about their weekend plans, I could not spare the time since we had a huge test next week.  🔊

The man became impatient in line as he listened to the woman’s palaver with the cashier.  🔊

If the board members had not engaged in so much palaver during the meeting, we might have gotten at least one resolution passed.  🔊

Men complain about women talking all the time, but they are also guilty of wasting time with palaver.  🔊

After the businessmen closed the big deal, they went to a bar and engaged in palaver about their golf games.  🔊

When the students meet during period changes, there is much palaver as the young people try to avoid going to class.  🔊

The exhausted father became disturbed by the sound of the children’s nonstop palaver from the backseat of the car.  🔊

While we waited for the plane to depart, the flight attendant tried to engage us in palaver so we would forget about the delay.  🔊

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