communicative

[ kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv ]
/ kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv /

adjective

inclined to communicate or impart; talkative: He isn't feeling very communicative today.
of or relating to communication.

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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 English < Medieval Latin commūnicātīvus, equivalent to commūnicāt(us) (see communicate) + -īvus -ive

SYNONYMS FOR communicative

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Example sentences from the Web for noncommunicative

  • He was a sullen and noncommunicative person and intimated that he had suited his own convenience in coming on from the West.

British Dictionary definitions for noncommunicative

communicative
/ (kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv) /

adjective

inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative
of or relating to communication

Derived forms of communicative

communicatively, adverbcommunicativeness, noun
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