verb (used without object), driv·eled, driv·el·ing or (especially British) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
verb (used with object), driv·eled, driv·el·ing or (especially British) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
Words nearby drivel
Origin of drivel
OTHER WORDS FROM driveldriv·el·er; especially British, driv·el·ler, noundriv·el·ing·ly; especially British, driv·el·ling·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for driveling
I presume he 46 is honest in this opinion, and no doubt regards Bruno, Spinoza and Humboldt as driveling imbeciles.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Or can it be just chaos—just blind, driveling, senseless chaos?Dennison Grant|Robert Stead
He felt that he was giving up life and its every hope, but the fear of madness, or driveling idiocy, was worse than this.She Buildeth Her House|Will Comfort
One would not call it impudent, because it is so silly—it is the driveling of a fool.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
But the dullest pretender could discourse a jumble of pious bigotry, natural rights, and driveling philanthropy.