- inclined to communicate or impart; talkative: He isn't feeling very communicative today.
- of or relating to communication.
Also com·mu·ni·ca·to·ry [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈmyu nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
Origin of communicative
1350–1400; Middle EnglishRelated formscom·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbcom·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, nounnon·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivenon·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, nouno·ver·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivesem·i·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjective
< Medieval Latin commūnicātīvus,
equivalent to commūnicāt(us
) (see communicate
) + -īvus -ive
Synonyms for communicative
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for noncommunicative
Historical Examples of noncommunicative
British Dictionary definitions for noncommunicative
Derived Formscommunicatively, adverbcommunicativeness, noun
- inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative
- of or relating to communication
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for noncommunicative
late 14c., "that communicates," from French communicatif, from Latin communicat-, past participle stem of communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Meaning "talkative" is recorded from 1650s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper