Loquacious

  • 1 Loquacious — Lo*qua cious, a. [L. loquax, acis, talkative, fr. loqui to speak; cf. Gr. ? to rattle, shriek, shout.] 1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. [1913 Webster] Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 loquacious — I adjective babbling, blabbing, chattering, chatty, communicative, copious in speech, disposed to talk freely, effusive, exuberant, flatulent, fluent, gabby, garrulous, garrulus, glib, gushy, informative, jabbering, long winded, longiloquent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 loquacious — 1660s, back formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of L. loquax (gen. loquacis) talkative, from loqui to speak (see LOCUTION (Cf. locution)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 loquacious — garrulous, voluble, glib, *talkative Analogous words: fluent, *vocal, articulate, glib, eloquent, voluble: chatting or chatty, gabbing or gabby, chattering, prating, jabbering (see corresponding verbs at CHAT) Contrasted words: reserved, taciturn …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 loquacious — [adj] talkative babbling, chattering, chatty, fluent, gabby*, garrulous, gossipy, jabbering, long winded*, loose lipped*, motormouth*, multiloquent, prolix, verbose, voluble, wordy, yacking*; concepts 267,401 Ant. quiet, restrained, silent,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 loquacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ talkative. DERIVATIVES loquaciously adverb loquaciousness noun loquacity noun. ORIGIN Latin loquax, from loqui to talk …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 loquacious — [lō kwā′shəs] adj. [< L loquax (gen. loquacis) < loqui, to speak + OUS] very talkative; fond of talking SYN. TALKATIVE loquaciously adv. loquaciousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 loquacious — loquaciously, adv. loquaciousness, n. /loh kway sheuhs/, adj. 1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest. 2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most… …

    Universalium

  • 9 loquacious — [[t]ləkwe͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as loquacious, you mean that they talk a lot. [FORMAL] The normally loquacious Mr O Reilly has said little. Syn: talkative …

    English dictionary

  • 10 loquacious — adjective /ləʊˈkweɪʃəs,loʊˈkweɪʃəs/ Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation. On the other hand, Hetty was moody and silent. She was never loquacious, or if she occasionally became communicative, it was under the… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 loquacious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. talkative, voluble, chattering, fluent; see talkative , verbose . See Synonym Study at talkative . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [loh KWAY shus] talkative, gabby. Talk show hosts are naturally… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 loquacious — loq|ua|cious [ləuˈkweıʃəs US lou ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: loquax, from loqui to speak ] a loquacious person likes to talk a lot = ↑talkative >loquacity [ləuˈkwæsıti US lou ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 loquacious — adjective a loquacious little boy Syn: talkative, voluble, communicative, expansive, garrulous, unreserved, chatty, gossipy, gossiping; informal having the gift of gab, gabby, gassy, motormouthed, talky, windy See note at talkative …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 loquacious — /ləˈkweɪʃəs / (say luh kwayshuhs) adjective 1. talking or disposed to talk much or freely; talkative. 2. characterised by or showing a disposition to talk much: a loquacious mood. {loquaci(ty) + ous} –loquaciously, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 loquacious — adjective Etymology: Latin loquac , loquax, from loqui to speak Date: 1663 1. full of excessive talk ; wordy 2. given to fluent or excessive talk ; garrulous Synonyms: see talkative • loquaciously adverb • loquaciousnes …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 loquacious — Synonyms and related words: all jaw, candid, chatty, communicative, conversational, effusive, expansive, flip, fluent, frank, gabby, garrulous, gassy, glib, gossipy, gregarious, gushy, jabbering, long winded, loose tongued, multiloquent,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 loquacious — lo|qua|cious [ lou kweıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL tending to talk a lot or too much: TALKATIVE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 loquacious — see VENTRILOQUIST …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 loquacious — lo·qua·cious || ləʊ kweɪʃəs adj. talkative, tending to talk too much; wordy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 loquacious — [lɒ kweɪʃəs] adjective talkative. Derivatives loquaciously adverb loquaciousness noun loquacity noun Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as loquacity): from L. loquax, loquac (from loqui talk ) + ious …

    English new terms dictionary