conversationalist


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con·ver·sa·tion·al·ist

 (kŏn′vər-sā′shə-nə-lĭst) also con·ver·sa·tion·ist (-shə-nĭst)
n.
One given to or skilled at conversation.

conversationalist

(ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəlɪst) or

conversationist

n
a person who enjoys or excels in conversation

con•ver•sa•tion•al•ist

(ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃə nl ɪst)

n.
a person who enjoys and contributes to good conversation.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conversationalist - someone skilled at conversation
deipnosophist - someone skilled at informal chitchat
conversational partner, interlocutor - a person who takes part in a conversation
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

conversationalist

noun
One given to conversation:
Translations

conversationalist

[ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃnəlɪst] Nconversador(a) m/f
to be a good conversationalistbrillar en la conversación
he's not much of a conversationalistno es muy buen conversador

conversationalist

[ˌkɒnvərˈseɪʃənəlɪst] nbrillant(e) causeur/euse m/f
to be a poor conversationalist → ne pas avoir beaucoup de conversation

conversationalist

nguter Unterhalter or Gesprächspartner, gute Unterhalterin or Gesprächspartnerin; not much of a conversationalistnicht gerade ein Konversationsgenie

conversationalist

[ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃnəlɪst] nconversatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Strickland was not a conversationalist, and he had no gift for putting what he had to say in the striking phrase that the listener remembers.
She is a sweet old thing; but she never says anything but good of anybody and so she is a very uninteresting conversationalist.
He was a brilliant conversationalist, as was to be expected from a successful diplomatist, even under unstimulating conditions.
He's a mighty good listener, and has forgot more'n any MacAllister of them all ever knew, but he isn't much of a conversationalist.
During his last ten years he was a member of Parliament; but though he was a delightful conversationalist in a small group of friends, he was unable to speak in public.
John, of course, good fellow though he is, could hardly be called a brilliant conversationalist.
SMi are delighted to welcome Jackie Cuyvers, Co-Founder and CEO of The Conversationalist Agency onto the speaker panel.
Molly's Mom is happy with the new sibling -Bear's an excellent conversationalist and loves her homemade cookies.
TWO SISTERS In addition to his artistic talents, he is reputed to have been a sparkling conversationalist who rarely failed to charm his sitters.
The key to being a better conversationalist is to be an attention-giver rather than an attention-getter.
I am a tantalizing conversationalist and can hold riveting table talk with your parents.
Collaborator and Communicator: A CDO must be a good conversationalist.