Garrulousness

garrulous

[gar-uh-luhs, gar-yuh-]
adjective
1.
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
2.
wordy or diffuse: a garrulous and boring speech.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin garrulus talkative, garrulous, equivalent to garr(īre) to chatter + -ulus -ulous

garrulously, adverb
garrulousness, noun
nongarrulous, adjective
nongarrulously, adverb
nongarrulousness, noun
ungarrulous, adjective
ungarrulously, adverb
ungarrulousness, noun


1. prating, babbling. See talkative. 2. verbose, prolix.


1. reticent, uncommunicative, taciturn, close-mouthed.
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garrulous (ˈɡærʊləs)
 
adj
1.  given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
2.  wordy or diffuse; prolix
 
[C17: from Latin garrulus, from garrīre to chatter]
 
'garrulously
 
adv
 
'garrulousness
 
n
 
garrulity
 
n

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garrulous
1611, from L. garrulus "talkative," from garrire "to chatter," from PIE base *gar-/*ger- "to cry," of imitative origin.
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