Idle or vain talk.

In philosophy, however, it is to be deplored that eloquence too commonly passes for science, being mistaken for logical acquirement; but truth alone is the just eloquence of philosophy, and without it the finest composition is, to the logician, but babbling and vaniloquence.

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  • Vaniloquence — Va*nil o*quence, n. [L. vaniloquentia; vanus vain + loquentia talk, loqui to speak.] Vain or foolish talk. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaniloquence — vain or foolish talk Styles of Speech …   Phrontistery dictionary

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  • vaniloquent — adjective Talking in a vain or foolish way See Also: vaniloquence …   Wiktionary

  • Styles of Speech — Here we have 54 words referring to manners or styles of speaking, words that use the suffix loquent , loquence , or loquy , from Latin loqui (to speak). While in an age of text messaging, public speaking has lost its once vaunted status as a… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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