Definitions for talkativeˈtɔ kə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

talk•a•tive*ˈtɔ kə tɪv(adj.)

  1. inclined to talk a great deal.

* Syn: talkative , garrulous , loquacious characterize a person who talks a great deal. talkative is a neutral or mildly unfavorable word for a person who is much inclined to talk, sometimes without significance: a talkative child. The garrulous person talks with wearisome persistence, usu. about trivial things: a garrulous cab driver. A loquacious person, intending to be sociable, talks continuously and at length: a loquacious host.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky(adj)

    full of trivial conversation

    "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"

  2. bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative(adj)

    unwisely talking too much

  3. expansive, talkative(adj)

    friendly and open and willing to talk

    "wine made the guest expansive"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. talkative(adjective)ˈtɔ kə tɪv

    talking a lot

    a talkative young man


  1. talkative(Adjective)

    Tending to talk a lot.

  2. talkative(Adjective)

    Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.

  3. Origin: From talcatife, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Talkative(adj)

    given to much talking

Translations for talkative

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talking a lot

a talkative person.

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