- inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative.
Origin of talkative
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wordy, verbose, prolix. Talkative, garrulous, loquacious characterize a person who talks a great deal. Talkative is a neutral or mildly unfavorable word applied to a person who is inclined to talk a great deal, sometimes without significance: a talkative child. The garrulous person talks with wearisome persistence, usually about personal and trivial things: a garrulous old man. A loquacious person, intending to be sociable, talks continuously and at length: a loquacious host.
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Examples from the Web for talkativeness
But for my presence of mind I should have fallen a victim to your talkativeness.The Adventures of Maya the Bee
Of their dislike to talkativeness, the following apophthegms are evidence.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
He was very shy, and, with him, shyness ran to talkativeness.Old Mole
Lance knew that the talkativeness was assumed for the sake of putting him at his ease.Nevermore
Silence, advantages of, contrasted with talkativeness; an answer to wise men.Essays and Miscellanies
- given to talking a great deal
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Word Origin and History for talkativeness
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