1. unnecessarily elaborate or complex procedure. "there's a lot of palaver involved"
1.1. lengthy and unproductive discussion.
plural noun: palavers
"an hour of aimless palaver"
similar: fuss, bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, folderol, ado, song and dance, performance, to-do, carry-on, carrying-on, kerfuffle, who-ha, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, business, pantomime, hoopla, bobsy-die
2. (historical) an improvised conference between two groups, typically those without a shared language or culture.
talk unproductively and at length.
"it's too hot for palavering"
similar: chatter, gossip, prattle, prate, babble, blather, blether, blither, maunder, gabble, jabber, tittle-tattle, slabber, chit-chat, jaw, gas, gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter, natter, rabbit, witter, chunter, waffle, chinwag, twaddle, clack
An on-going visual conversation between EJ Hassan and I.