Definitions for loquacious
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chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talkyadjective
full of trivial conversation
"kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.
Etymology: From loquacis, ‘talkative’, from loqui, ‘to speak’.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous
apt to blab and disclose secrets
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lo-kwā′shus, adj. talkative.—adv. Loquā′ciously.—ns. Loquā′ciousness, Loquac′ity, talkativeness. [L. loquax, -acis—loqui, to speak.]
The numerical value of loquacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of loquacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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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- redselig, gesprächig, geschwätzig, schwatzhaftGerman
- bruithneach, labhairteach, beulach, [[gobach]]. [[cabach]]Scottish Gaelic
- loquacem delassareLatin
- благогла́голив, збо́рливMacedonian
- praatgraag, praatziekDutch
- словоохо́тливый, разгово́рчивый, говорли́вый, болтли́выйRussian
- причљив, pričljivSerbo-Croatian
- spikodiälik, spikotälikVolapük
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