loquacity


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loquacity - the quality of being wordy and talkative
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
leresis - rambling talkativeness (especially in the aged)

loquacity

noun talkativeness, chattering, babbling, gabbling, volubility, effusiveness, chattiness, garrulity, gassiness (informal) The drug induces euphoria, alertness and loquacity.
Translations

loquacity

[ləˈkwæsɪtɪ] N (frm) → locuacidad f

loquacity

nRedseligkeit f

loquacity

[ləˈkwæsɪtɪ] n (frm) → loquacità
References in classic literature ?
He could not account for this, though truly the interminable loquacity of that country doctor offered itself in explanation.
All his loquacity was suddenly arrested and replaced by a naive and silent feeling of admiration.
He was likewise well apprized of the loquacity of this lady; and yet such was his gratitude, that it had almost got the better both of discretion and shame, and made him publish that which would have defamed his own character, rather than omit any circumstances which might do the fullest honour to his benefactor.
She did not understand either that Alexey Alexandrovitch's peculiar loquacity that day, so exasperating to her, was merely the expression of his inward distress and uneasiness.
All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of a pool.
Sancho Panza, who was wishing the goatherd's loquacity at the devil, on his part begged his master to go into Pedro's hut to sleep.
Otter was useful to him too, and sometimes Miss Chalice criticised his work; he learned from the glib loquacity of Lawson and from the example of Clutton.
Their silence would have been awkward but for the loquacity of Jane, who talked enough for all three.
The Judge drew her arm more closely in his own and smiled, while Richard led the way through the gate of the little court-yard in the rear of the dwelling, dealing out his ambiguous warnings with his accustomed loquacity.
She soon did notice it, and HER manner altered too: the familiar nod was changed to a stiff bow, the gracious smile gave place to a glare of Gorgon ferocity; her vivacious loquacity was entirely transferred from me to 'the darling boy and girls,' whom she flattered and indulged more absurdly than ever their mother had done.
In this microcosm he represented French loquacity and excitability, and we beg you to believe that they were well represented.
They sat silent themselves, keeping a watchful eye on poor Stevie, lest he should break out into one of his fits of loquacity.