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talk·a·tive

 (tô′kə-tĭv)
adj.
Marked by or having a disposition to talk.

talk′a·tive·ly adv.
talk′a·tive·ness n.

talkative

(ˈtɔːkətɪv)
adj
given to talking a great deal
ˈtalkatively adv
ˈtalkativeness n

talk•a•tive

(ˈtɔ kə tɪv)

adj.
inclined to talk a great deal.
[1400–50]
talk′a•tive•ly, adv.
talk′a•tive•ness, n.
syn: talkative, garrulous, loquacious characterize a person who talks a great deal. talkative is a neutral or mildly unfavorable word for a person who is much inclined to talk, sometimes without significance: a talkative child. The garrulous person talks with wearisome persistence, usu. about trivial things: a garrulous cab driver. A loquacious person, intending to be sociable, talks continuously and at length: a loquacious host.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.talkative - 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"
2.talkative - unwisely talking too muchtalkative - unwisely talking too much    
indiscreet - lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavior was indiscreet at the very best"
3.talkative - friendly and open and willing to talktalkative - friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

talkative

adjective loquacious, chatty, garrulous, long-winded, big-mouthed (slang), wordy, effusive, gabby (informal), voluble, gossipy, verbose, mouthy, prolix He suddenly became very talkative, his face slightly flushed.
reserved, quiet, silent, reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, tight-lipped

talkative

adjective
Given to conversation:
Slang: gabby.
Translations
ثَرْثارثَرْثَار
upovídanýmnohomluvný
snakkesalig
puhelias
govorljivpričljivbrbljav
beszédesbőbeszédűfecsegő
málglaîur
おしゃべりなおしゃべり好きな話好きな
말이 많은
veľavravný
klepetav
frispråkigöppenhjärtigpratgladpratsam
ช่างพูด
hay nói

talkative

[ˈtɔːkətɪv] ADJhablador, platicón (Mex)
he became quite talkativehabló mucho
she wasn't very talkative at breakfastestuvo bastante callada durante el desayuno

talkative

[ˈtɔːkətɪv] adjbavard(e)

talkative

adj persongesprächig, redselig

talkative

[ˈtɔːkətɪv] adjloquace, ciarliero/a

talk

(toːk) verb
1. to speak; to have a conversation or discussion. We talked about it for hours; My parrot can talk (= imitate human speech).
2. to gossip. You can't stay here – people will talk!
3. to talk about. They spent the whole time talking philosophy.
noun
1. (sometimes in plural) a conversation or discussion. We had a long talk about it; The Prime Ministers met for talks on their countries' economic problems.
2. a lecture. The doctor gave us a talk on family health.
3. gossip. Her behaviour causes a lot of talk among the neighbours.
4. useless discussion; statements of things a person says he will do but which will never actually be done. There's too much talk and not enough action.
talkative (ˈtoːkətiv) adjective
talking a lot. a talkative person.
ˈtalking book noun
a book recorded on cassette or disc for blind people, for those with reading problems etc.
ˈtalking head noun
a TV personality.
ˈtalking-point noun
something to talk about; a subject, especially an interesting one. Football is the main talking-point in my family.
ˈtalk show noun
(American) a television or radio programme on which (usually famous) people talk to each other and are interviewed.
ˌtalking-ˈto noun
a talk given to someone in order to scold, criticize or blame them. I'll give that child a good talking-to when he gets home!
talk back (often with to)
to answer rudely. Don't talk back to me!
talk big
to talk as if one is very important; to boast. He's always talking big about his job.
talk down to
to speak to (someone) as if he/she is much less important, clever etc. Children dislike being talked down to.
talk (someone) into / out of (doing)
to persuade (someone) (not) to do (something). He talked me into changing my job.
talk over
to discuss. We talked over the whole idea.
talk round
1. to persuade. I managed to talk her round.
2. to talk about (something) for a long time without reaching the most important point. We talked round the question for hours.
talk sense/nonsense
to say sensible, or ridiculous, things. Don't talk nonsense; I do wish you would talk sense.
talk shop
to talk about one's work. We agreed not to talk shop at the party.

talkative

ثَرْثَار upovídaný snakkesalig gesprächig ομιλητικός conversador puhelias bavard govorljiv loquace 話好きな 말이 많은 praatgraag pratsom rozmowny tagarela разговорчивый pratsam ช่างพูด konuşkan hay nói 爱说话的
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My instructor sometimes looked in upon me when he was out for an evening tramp, and I noticed that he was more likely to linger and become talkative if I had a comfortable chair for him to sit in, and if he found a bottle of Benedictine and plenty of the kind of cigarettes he liked, at his elbow.
He was in an excellent humor, in high spirits, and very talkative.
Thank you, Uncle Venner" said Hepzibah, smiling; for she always felt kindly towards the simple and talkative old man.
She became talkative, then, and asked if we had heard of the terrible goings-on at the manor-house of Abblasoure.
I mean in persontall, and with that sort of lookand not very talkative.
Medlock saw this, and as she was a talkative woman she continued with more interest.
Jack Maldon tried to be very talkative, but was not at his ease, and made matters worse.
They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
Sir Knight of the Fetterlock, since it is your pleasure so to be distinguished,'' said Ivanhoe, ``I fear me you have chosen a talkative and a troublesome fool to be your guide.
Still, she thought, there was no reason why an eccentric workman, insufferably talkative, and capable of an allusion to the pen of the poet, should not indulge himself with cheap gloves.
They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.
I speak in this way, Sancho, to show you that I can shower down proverbs just as well as yourself; and in short, I mean to say, and I do say, that if you don't like to come on reward with me, and run the same chance that I run, God be with you and make a saint of you; for I shall find plenty of squires more obedient and painstaking, and not so thickheaded or talkative as you are.