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7 years, 10 months ago
What is a word for a person who reiterates without adding any new content? (This person is not necessarily talkative per se.) Example of a conversation by such a person would be:
"You know if we do this
xyz, it will be good. No one has done xyz so it is going to be great if we finish xyz, I don't think anyone has done this. By summer if this is done then we can send xyz, of course we have to do it before and it's gonna be great and we have to keep doing xyz unless someone will do it, but no one has done it yet, it is going to be great if we do xyz."
It is not overzeal; it is just my example which came out to be like this.
May 1, 2015 at 5:00
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Gasbag ( slang) - A person whose talks are devoid of content, i.e., gaseous.
TFD - One given to empty or boastful talk.
May 1, 2015 at 9:00
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Not sure if it's what you're after, but you could try "
to talk or write in an aimless way.
(of speech, writing) to lack organisation.
May 1, 2015 at 5:48
Dog Lover Dog Lover
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As far as a diagnostic search term,
logorrhea may be most appropriate. From Wikipedia:
a communication disorder, expressed by excessive wordiness with minor
or sometimes incoherent talkativeness.
A related search term could be
aphasia or aphasic, which refers to a general class of language disorders.
As for precise usage, the verb that comes to mind is
bloviate. From Merriam-Webster:
to speak or write verbosely and windily
May 1, 2015 at 14:06
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I would offer
or blatherskate blatherskite :
A voluble purveyor of nonsense; a blusterer.
Nonsense or blather; empty talk.
May 1, 2015 at 9:46
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to talk foolishly at length —often used with on : Old Norse blathra; akin to Middle High German blōdern to chatter
First Known Use: 1524
someone who blathers
May 1, 2015 at 11:27
Wayfaring Stranger Wayfaring Stranger
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I suppose such a person might be called a
One who is addicted to pleonasm, or redundancy in speech or writing.
May 1, 2015 at 15:00
bloviate: talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
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May 1, 2015 at 14:35
If you want something colorful, for someone who
does talk a lot, go with chatterbox. For someone who just uses a lot of words to say what they're saying, how about long-winded.
May 1, 2015 at 8:11
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An alternative option would be a
(coined by George Orwell in 1984): duck / duckspeaker
Thoughtless or formulaic speech.
May 1, 2015 at 13:30
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characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas. Redundant
May 1, 2015 at 11:25
talking or writing at tedious length:
" long-winded after-dinner speakers." continued to a tedious length in speech or writing:
"another of his long-winded election speeches."
May 1, 2015 at 15:00
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Rambler is good for someone who goes on and on, but at a normal pace and without indications of anxiety.
I get the feeling that the speaker in the example is nervous—that they're going on and on because they don't think they've been clear, or that their audience needs more convincing, or that they just can't relax (too much coffee?). I'd call such a person a
compulsive talker, or, in a less-kind way, a babbler.
May 1, 2015 at 6:51
Colourful and not for polite use, a favourite of mine is 'Gobshite'.
May 1, 2015 at 14:22
Chatterbox : one who engages in much idle talk.
Besides 'Rambler' and 'Blatherer' this also comes to my mind!
Merriam Webster - Chatterbox
Mar 16, 2022 at 7:11
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