loquacious

[loh-kwey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
2.
characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season.

Origin:
1660–70; loquaci(ty) + -ous

loquaciously, adverb
loquaciousness, noun
unloquacious, adjective
unloquaciously, adverb


1. verbose, voluble. See talkative.
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loquacious (lɒˈkweɪʃəs)
 
adj
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal
 
[C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak]
 
lo'quaciously
 
adv
 
loquacity
 
n
 
lo'quaciousness
 
n

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loquacious
1660s, from stem of L. loquax (gen. loquacis) "talkative," from loqui "to speak," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
It's ridiculous that loquaciousness and articulation should not be necessary skills for a president.
Madame, however, makes up for her husband's silence by her loquaciousness.
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