What Does IDWTAI Mean in a Text?

IDWTAI means "I Don't Wanna Talk About It."

The abbreviation IDWTAI is a contraction of the phrase "I Don't Want To Talk About It" and typically indicates that the sender has no desire for a conversation on the subject in question. However, IDWTAI is often used in a contradictory manner and actually indicates that the sender very much wants to talk about something. For example:
  • Greg: Did you really fall asleep on the bathroom floor last night?
  • Jan: IDWTAI
  • (Here, IDWTAI probably indicates a genuine lack of desire to talk.)
  • Nick: Did you really date George Clooney in school?
  • Stevie: IDWTAI. He bought me this ring.
  • (Here, IDWTAI probably indicates a willingness to talk.)
According to relationship counsellors, couples who regularly use the phrase "I Don't Wanna Talk About It" account for much of their workload. Each party is usually harbouring contradictory wishes that they are afraid to share, so they refuse to communicate and choose to sulk instead.

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When I write IDWTAI, I mean this:

meaning of IDWTAI

IDWTAI doesn't always indicate a real reluctance to chat.

Summary of Key Points

"I Don't Wanna Talk About It" is the most common definition for IDWTAI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Don't Wanna Talk About It
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IDWTAI in Sentences

Here are examples of IDWTAI being used in conversations:
  • Stacey: Were your parents really mad at you for getting home late?
  • Leah: Yeah, it was horrible. IDWTAI.
  • Simon: Chris said you had a row with him.
  • Andrew: IDWTAI.

An Academic Look at IDWTAI

IDWTAI is an abbreviation of the sentence "I Don't Want To Talk About It." It is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Dublyo Tee Ay Eye), but as this is harder to say than "I Don't Wanna Talk About It," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IDWTAI is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "I Don't Wanna Talk About It" instead of using IDWTAI.

Example of IDWTAI Used in a Text

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