communicative

[kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
inclined to communicate or impart; talkative: He isn't feeling very communicative today.
2.
of or pertaining to communication.
Also, communicatory [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin commūnicātīvus, equivalent to commūnicāt(us) (see communicate) + -īvus -ive

communicatively, adverb
communicativeness, noun
noncommunicative, adjective
noncommunicatively, adverb
noncommunicativeness, noun
overcommunicative, adjective
semicommunicative, adjective


1. free-spoken, loquacious, voluble, expansive.
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communicative (kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv)
 
adj
1.  inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative
2.  of or relating to communication
 
com'municatively
 
adv
 
com'municativeness
 
n

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communicative
late 14c., "that communicates," from Fr. communicatif, from L. communicat-, pp. stem of communicare (see communication). Meaning "talkative" is recorded from 1650s.
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Example sentences
No ill-timed censure ever indiscreetly checked the pupil's communicative temper.
She continued to smile, and there was something communicative and exultant in her expression.
It remains unclear to many what effect the agreement will have on the communicative and civil rights of citizens around the world.
He was a teacher of rare communicative talent, as television audiences discovered.
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