What does loquacious mean?

Definitions for loquacious
loʊˈkweɪ ʃəslo·qua·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talkyadjective

    full of trivial conversation

    "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"


  1. loquaciousadjective

    Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.

  2. Etymology: From loquacis, ‘talkative’, from loqui, ‘to speak’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Loquaciousadjective

    Etymology: loquax, Latin.

    To whom sad Eve,
    Confessing soon; yet not before her judge
    Bold, or loquacious, thus abash’d reply’d. John Milton, Pa. Lost.

    In council she gives licence to her tongue,
    Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. Dryden.

    Blind British bards, with volant touch
    Traverse loquacious strings, whose solemn notes
    Provoke to harmless revels. Philips.


  1. loquacious

    Verbosity or verboseness is speech or writing that uses more words than necessary. The opposite of verbosity is plain language. Some teachers, including the author of The Elements of Style, warn against verbosity; similarly Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, among others, famously avoid it. Synonyms include wordiness, verbiage, prolixity, grandiloquence, garrulousness, expatiation, logorrhea, sesquipedalianism, and overwriting.


  1. loquacious

    Loquacious refers to someone who is talkative or tends to speak a lot, often excessively or at length. It implies a tendency to use many words, or to enjoy having extended conversations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loquaciousadjective

    given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous

  2. Loquaciousadjective

    speaking; expressive

  3. Loquaciousadjective

    apt to blab and disclose secrets

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loquacious

    lo-kwā′shus, adj. talkative.—adv. Loquā′ciously.—ns. Loquā′ciousness, Loquac′ity, talkativeness. [L. loquax, -acisloqui, to speak.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loquacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loquacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of loquacious in a Sentence

  1. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.

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