Experiments showed that chimps, the animal closest to humans, were hopeless at reading what Hare calls ‘communicative intention’.
Recurrent sociological interpretations emphasize the communicative value of crying.
The woman's eyes, which had been respectfully studying her face, brightened with a relief which made her communicative.
They must wait until the communicative spirit should move him.
You're such a chatty, entertaining, communicative cuss on first acquaintance, too.
Men in general may be divided into the inquisitive and the communicative.
She has a parrot with her, and they are both very excitable and communicative.
Art is communicative, but not surely a communication of nothing.
I entered into discourse with him, and found him very good-natured and communicative.
I was the only one of them who had not been communicative with her.
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.