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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.
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Noun1.loquaciousness - the quality of being wordy and talkative
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
leresis - rambling talkativeness (especially in the aged)
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The loquaciousness exposed his flip-flopping common to traditional politicians, an apparent accommodation of interests.
Although owls are elusive, the lack of leaves and their loquaciousness helps you find them in winter.
Perhaps the nice people at Uttar Pardesh's tourism board never heeded the advice to desist from verbosity and utilise diminutive alternatives to such garrulous loquaciousness.
He died on Friday at the age of 74 after suffering for more than three decades with Parkinson's syndrome, which stole his physical grace and killed his loquaciousness.
Loquaciousness has also been determined to be a positive determinant of media attention to presidential speeches, with lengthier speeches getting more of it (Bradshaw, Coe, & Neumann, 2014).
It is an achievement in transforming Jones' loquaciousness into accessible stage work.
It is quite an achievement in transforming Jones' loquaciousness into accessible stage work.
Ion Iliescu, the Romanian President at the symposium <<the Romanian society-present and perspective>>-Bucharest, 20th of October 1995--(transcription from the magnetic tape) "we are tasting with compulsoriness loquaciousness, in an euphemistic way, of the politician Ion Iliescu and we are trying to get away of the bitter taste of cliches, keeping in mind an action.
The regional character of this aspect of his speech is seen in his interactions with the gypsy fortuneteller since Asis comments that their loquaciousness and quickness to respond shows that they hail from the same region of Spain (60).
Vanessa's painterly awareness vibrates under her private words, and a woman who appears largely silent in social settings pierces the loquaciousness of others who fail to realize how well she sees and hears.
In fact, Rodolfos behavior could only be described as distinct from that of the past given his loquaciousness, which he exercises in order to argue against his parent's perceived wish to see him married to an ugly woman: