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lo·qua·cious

 (lō-kwā′shəs)
adj.
Very talkative; garrulous.

[From Latin loquāx, loquāc-, from loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

lo·qua′cious·ly adv.
lo·qua′cious·ness, lo·quac′i·ty (lō-kwăs′ĭ-tē) n.

loquacious

(lɒˈkweɪʃəs)
adj
characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal
[C17: from Latin loquāx from loquī to speak]
loˈquaciously adv
loquacity, loˈquaciousness n

lo•qua•cious

(loʊˈkweɪ ʃəs)

adj.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; garrulous.
[1660–70; < Latin loquāx, s. loquāc-, derivative of loquī to speak; see -acious]
lo•qua′cious•ly, adv.
lo•qua′cious•ness, lo•quac′i•ty (-ˈkwæs ɪ ti) n.
syn: See talkative.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loquacious - full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"
voluble - marked by a ready flow of speech; "she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations"

loquacious

adjective talkative, chattering, babbling, chatty, wordy, garrulous, gabby (informal), voluble, gossipy, gassy (informal), blathering The normally loquacious man said little.

loquacious

adjective
Given to conversation:
Slang: gabby.
Translations
pratig

loquacious

[ləˈkweɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → locuaz

loquacious

[ləˈkweɪʃəs] (formal) adj (= talkative, garrulous) → loquace

loquacious

adjredselig

loquacious

[ləˈkweɪʃəs] adj (frm) → loquace
References in classic literature ?
To whom sad EVE with shame nigh overwhelm'd, Confessing soon, yet not before her Judge Bold or loquacious, thus abasht repli'd.
Nez Perce camp A chief with a hard name The Big Hearts of the East Hospitable treatment The Indian guides Mysterious councils The loquacious chief Indian tomb Grand Indian reception An Indian feast Town-criers Honesty of the Nez Perces The captain's attempt at healing.
Your impatient loquacious man has never any notion of keeping his pipe alight by gentle measured puffs; he is always letting it go nearly out, and then punishing it for that negligence.
To expand, without bothering about it--without shiftless timidity on one side, or loquacious eagerness on the other--to the full compass of what he would have called a "pleasant" experience, was Newman's most definite programme of life.
Patrick Conroy had been loquacious and by way of a wit; sharpened on his, Rose's own had developed.
They began to talk, and finding Clutton more loquacious and less sardonic than usual, Philip determined to take advantage of his good humour.
His favorite occupation when not playing boston, a card game he was very fond of, was that of listener, especially when he succeeded in setting two loquacious talkers at one another.
When the room and books had been shown, with some bickerings between the brother and sister that I did my utmost to appease or mitigate, Mary Ann brought me her doll, and began to be very loquacious on the subject of its fine clothes, its bed, its chest of drawers, and other appurtenances; but Tom told her to hold her clamour, that Miss Grey might see his rocking-horse, which, with a most important bustle, he dragged forth from its corner into the middle of the room, loudly calling on me to attend to it.
At any rate, he's not tongue-tied," Villa laughed, "even if he isn't very loquacious.
Why, really," said the physician, with an amusing consciousness of his own resemblance to the loquacious barber of the Arabian Nights, "this is very interesting.
Here Miss Knag paused to take breath, and while she pauses it may be observed--not that she was marvellously loquacious and marvellously deferential to Madame Mantalini, since these are facts which require no comment; but that every now and then, she was accustomed, in the torrent of her discourse, to introduce a loud, shrill, clear 'hem
If we are merely loquacious and loud talkers, then we can afford to stand very near together, cheek by jowl, and feel each other's breath; but if we speak reservedly and thoughtfully, we want to be farther apart, that all animal heat and moisture may have a chance to evaporate.