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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.
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conversationalist

(ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəlɪst) or

conversationist

n
a person who enjoys or excels in conversation
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con•ver•sa•tion•al•ist

(ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃə nl ɪst)

n.
a person who enjoys and contributes to good conversation.
[1830–40]
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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"
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conversationalist

noun
One given to conversation:
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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
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conversationalist

[ˌkɒnvərˈseɪʃənəlɪst] nbrillant(e) causeur/euse m/f
to be a poor conversationalist → ne pas avoir beaucoup de conversation
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

conversationalist

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

[ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃnəlɪst] nconversatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. You're young and I'm old, but our souls are about the same age, I reckon.
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.
My best friend would be there, as would my youngest son, a great conversationalist. Lorraine Anderson, Edinburgh My late parents, along with David Bowie, Laurel & Hardy, Gene Wilder, James Stewart and Nelson Mandela.
He was a great conversationalist, and loved to engage in discussions on art, culture and society.
A witty conversationalist with a kind and gentle soul, he was happiest when composing, rehearsing and performing.
His joyous first album, recorded in front of a live audience for that authentic smoky jazz club vibe, sees Goldblum show off his hard-earned skills as a jazz pianist - and comedic conversationalist - while backed by his orchestra and Grammynominated trumpeter Till Bronner.
by Carolann PhilipsA good conversationalist speaks less and listens more.
And the man who talks the most about Mickey is his manager, Casey Stengel, who has been a nonstop conversationalist ever since that day in 1910 when he started to play and manage his way to the top of the big leagues.