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conversationalist

[kon-ver-sey-shuh-nl-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who enjoys and contributes to good conversation; an interesting person in conversation.
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Origin of conversationalist

First recorded in 1830–40; conversational + -ist
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Related Words for conversationalist

chatterbox, raconteur, communicator, chatterer

Examples from the Web for conversationalist

Historical Examples of conversationalist

  • It may safely be said that as a conversationalist he was unequalled.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The reverend gentleman was not a conversationalist, the medical one was heavier than lead.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Tibby, who was no conversationalist, gave her every opportunity for meditation.

    The Little Warrior

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Mrs. Lawty tells me he is a conversationalist, or something dreadful of that sort.

    Pirates

    Colin Campbell Clements

  • Mrs. Wilkins as a conversationalist is not easily kept to the point.

    Idle Ideas in 1905

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for conversationalist

conversationalist

conversationist

noun
  1. a person who enjoys or excels in conversation
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