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TALKATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does talkative mean? 

TALKATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective TALKATIVE has 3 senses:

1. full of trivial conversation
2. unwisely talking too much
3. friendly and open and willing to talk

  Familiarity information: TALKATIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TALKATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1talkative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Full of trivial conversation

Synonyms:

talkative; loquacious; garrulous; gabby; chatty; talky

Context example:

kept from her housework by gabby neighbors

Similar:

voluble (marked by a ready flow of speech)


Sense 2talkative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwisely talking too much

Synonyms:

bigmouthed; blabbermouthed; blabby; talkative

Similar:

indiscreet (lacking discretion; injudicious)


Sense 3talkative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Friendly and open and willing to talk

Synonyms:

talkative; expansive

Context example:

wine made the guest expansive

Similar:

communicative; communicatory (able or tending to communicate)


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