Also com·mu·ni·ca·to·ry [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈmyu nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of communicative
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He was a sullen and noncommunicative person and intimated that he had suited his own convenience in coming on from the West.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
- inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative
- of or relating to communication
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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.
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