- 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 untalkative
After Owd Bob's second victory he had become morose and untalkative.Bob, Son of Battle
Quite gentle, quite affectionate, but listless and untalkative.Christopher and Columbus</p>
Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Now he was riding in her carriage, but with a surly, untalkative soldier of the guard.Graustark
George Barr McCutcheon
- given to talking a great deal
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Word Origin and History for untalkative
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