talkative

  • 1 talkative — talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, glib are comparable chiefly as applied to persons and their moods and as meaning given to talk or talking. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are also seen in their corresponding… …

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  • 2 talkative — [tôk′ətiv] adj. talking, or fond of talking, a great deal; loquacious talkatively adv. talkativeness n. SYN. TALKATIVE, implying a fondness for talking frequently or at length, is perhaps the least derogatory of these words [a jolly, talkative… …

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  • 3 Talkative — Talk a*tive, a. Given to much talking. [1913 Webster] Syn: Garrulous; loquacious. See {Garrulous}. [1913 Webster] {Talk a*tive*ly}, adv. {Talk a*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 talkative — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), flatulent, loquacious, voluble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 talkative — (adj.) mid 15c.; see TALK (Cf. talk) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Talkatively; talkativeness …

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  • 6 talkative — This word is surprisingly early (15c). Fowler (1926) forbore to attack it despite its being a ‘hybrid’, i.e. the Latinate suffix ative has been added to the English word talk. But he pointed out that this was the only example of its kind relating …

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  • 7 talkative — [adj] excessively communicative articulate, big mouthed*, chattering, chatty*, effusive, eloquent, fluent, full of hot air*, gabby*, garrulous, glib, gossipy, long winded*, loose lipped*, loquacious, loudmouthed*, mouthy*, multiloquent, prolix,… …

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  • 8 talkative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fond of or given to talking. DERIVATIVES talkatively adverb talkativeness noun …

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  • 9 talkative — talkatively, adv. talkativeness, n. /taw keuh tiv/, adj. inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative. [1400 50; late ME; see TALK, ATIVE] Syn. wordy, verbose, prolix. TALKATIVE, GARRULOUS, LOQUACIOUS characterize a… …

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  • 10 talkative — adjective the talkative person in the seat next to mine Syn: chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, communicative; gossipy, babbling, blathering; long winded, wordy, verbose, prolix; informal gabby, mouthy, motormouthed, talky… …

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  • 11 talkative — adjective Date: 15th century given to talking; also full of talk • talkatively adverb • talkativeness noun Synonyms: talkative, loquacious, garrulous, voluble mean given to talk or talking. talkative may imply a readiness to engage in talk or a… …

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  • 12 talkative — talk•a•tive [[t]ˈtɔ kə tɪv[/t]] adj. inclined to talk a great deal • Etymology: 1400–50 talk′a•tive•ly, adv. talk′a•tive•ness, n. syn: talkative, garrulous, loquacious characterize a person who talks a great deal. talkative is a neutral or mildly …

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  • 13 talkative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. talky, verbose (see loquacity). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. voluble, loquacious, wordy, verbose, garrulous, verbal, chattering, glib, chatty, long winded, effusive, long tongued, gossipy, talky*,… …

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  • 14 talkative — [[t]tɔ͟ːkətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is talkative talks a lot. He suddenly became very talkative, his face slightly flushed, his eyes much brighter. Syn: chatty …

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  • 15 talkative — adj. Talkative is used with these nouns: ↑mood …

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  • 16 talkative — talk|a|tive [ˈto:kətıv US ˈto:k ] adj someone who is talkative talks a lot …

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  • 17 talkative — talk|a|tive [ tɔkətıv ] adjective a talkative person talks a lot …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 talkative — UK [ˈtɔːkətɪv] / US [ˈtɔkətɪv] adjective a talkative person talks a lot …

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  • 19 talkative — [ˈtɔːkətɪv] adj someone who is talkative talks a lot …

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  • 20 talkative — adjective /ˈtɔːkətɪv,ˈtɑːkədɪv/ a) Tending to talk a lot. b) Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences. Syn: chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, outgoing …

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