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 (kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′tĭv, -kə-tĭv)
1. Inclined to communicate readily; talkative.
2. Of or relating to communication.

com·mu′ni·ca′tive·ly adv.
com·mu′ni·ca′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
outspokenness, frankness - the trait of being blunt and outspoken
effusiveness, expansiveness, expansivity - a friendly open trait of a talkative person
articulateness, volubility, fluency - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
garrulity, garrulousness, loquaciousness, loquacity, talkativeness - the quality of being wordy and talkative
uncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicative
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As long as the paralysis was upon him, and it seemed as if he might always be in a childlike condition of dependence,--as long as he was still only half awakened to his trouble,--Maggie had felt the strong tide of pitying love almost as an inspiration, a new power, that would make the most difficult life easy for his sake; but now, instead of childlike dependence, there had come a taciturn, hard concentration of purpose, in strange contrast with his old vehement communicativeness and high spirit; and this lasted from day to day, and from week to week, the dull eye never brightening with any eagerness or any joy.
I made my humblest acknowledgment to this illustrious person, for his great communicativeness; and promised, "if ever I had the good fortune to return to my native country, that I would do him justice, as the sole inventor of this wonderful machine;" the form and contrivance of which I desired leave to delineate on paper, as in the figure here annexed.
All the pretty picture of the soft puppy, instinct with communicativeness, bursting with tenderness of petition, was veiled to his vision.
Gardiner, whose manners were very easy and pleasant, encouraged her communicativeness by his questions and remarks: Mrs.
And speech, says Lincoln, does not appear to be "an invention of man, but rather the direct gift of his Creator." Even if it is a human invention, speech is only possible, says Lincoln, because of fixed biological features such as "the capacities of the tongue, in the utterance of articulate sounds"--capacities that Lincoln declares "absolutely wonderful." (43) Illustrating his meaning about human communicativeness, Lincoln mischievously adds:
communicativeness, reformist intent, illegality, and legal provocation
These fabrics may or may not have affinity to the general African fabric characteristics of fauvistic colour application; irregular and asymmetric use of design elements such as line, texture and shapes/form; symbolisms; conceptual consideration and contextual aesthetic maneuvering and communicativeness. For example, the exploration of these characteristics in fabric design in the African context, makes the fabric print a metaphoric object of narratology.
Embassies and consulates can vary widely in their communicativeness and efficiency when it comes to these visas, and refugee petitioners and their lawyers might go months without hearing from consular staff.
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This implies a determination on the part of writers such as Obasa to sustain the communicativeness of oral literature in the written medium, thereby transferring the oral material beyond the limitations of its written quality to speak as the oral text does to the audience.

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