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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]


Full of trivial conversation


talkative; loquacious; garrulous; gabby; chatty; talky

Context example:

kept from her housework by gabby neighbors


voluble (marked by a ready flow of speech)

Sense 2talkative [BACK TO TOP]


Unwisely talking too much


bigmouthed; blabbermouthed; blabby; talkative


indiscreet (lacking discretion; injudicious)

Sense 3talkative [BACK TO TOP]


Friendly and open and willing to talk


talkative; expansive

Context example:

wine made the guest expansive


communicative; communicatory (able or tending to communicate)

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