verb (used without object)
to talk foolishly; blather: He's blithering about some problem of his.

1865–70; variant of blather Unabridged
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blithering (ˈblɪðərɪnɡ)
1.  talking foolishly; jabbering
2.  informal stupid; foolish: you blithering idiot
[C19: variant of blather + -ing²]

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Word Origin & History

1889, from blither "to talk nonsense;" ultimately a variant of blather (q.v.).

1868, variant of blether "talk nonsense," 1520s, a northern British and Scottish word, from M.E. blather (see blather).
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Example sentences
Not all parents that avoid vaccinations are blithering idiots.
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