untalkative

talkative

[taw-kuh-tiv]
adjective
inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see talk, -ative

talkatively, adverb
talkativeness, noun
nontalkative, adjective
nontalkatively, adverb
nontalkativeness, noun
overtalkative, adjective
overtalkatively, adverb
overtalkativeness, noun
untalkative, adjective


wordy, verbose, prolix. Talkative, garrulous, loquacious characterize a person who talks a great deal. Talkative is a neutral or mildly unfavorable word applied to a person who is inclined to talk a great deal, sometimes without significance: a talkative child. The garrulous person talks with wearisome persistence, usually about personal and trivial things: a garrulous old man. A loquacious person, intending to be sociable, talks continuously and at length: a loquacious host.
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talkative (ˈtɔːkətɪv)
 
adj
given to talking a great deal
 
'talkatively
 
adv
 
'talkativeness
 
n

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