- adjective /ləʊˈkweɪʃəs,loʊˈkweɪʃəs/Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.
On the other hand, Hetty was moody and silent. She was never loquacious, or if she occasionally became communicative, it was under the influence of some temporary excitement that served to arouse her unsophisticated mind; but, for hours at a time, in the course of this all-important day, she seemed to have absolutely lost the use of her tongue.
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Loquacious — Lo*qua cious, a. [L. loquax, acis, talkative, fr. loqui to speak; cf. Gr. ? to rattle, shriek, shout.] 1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. [1913 Webster] Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
loquacious — I adjective babbling, blabbing, chattering, chatty, communicative, copious in speech, disposed to talk freely, effusive, exuberant, flatulent, fluent, gabby, garrulous, garrulus, glib, gushy, informative, jabbering, long winded, longiloquent,… … Law dictionary
loquacious — 1660s, back formation from loquacity or else formed from stem of L. loquax (gen. loquacis) talkative, from loqui to speak (see LOCUTION (Cf. locution)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Loquaciously; loquaciousness … Etymology dictionary
loquacious — garrulous, voluble, glib, *talkative Analogous words: fluent, *vocal, articulate, glib, eloquent, voluble: chatting or chatty, gabbing or gabby, chattering, prating, jabbering (see corresponding verbs at CHAT) Contrasted words: reserved, taciturn … New Dictionary of Synonyms
loquacious — [adj] talkative babbling, chattering, chatty, fluent, gabby*, garrulous, gossipy, jabbering, long winded*, loose lipped*, motormouth*, multiloquent, prolix, verbose, voluble, wordy, yacking*; concepts 267,401 Ant. quiet, restrained, silent,… … New thesaurus
loquacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ talkative. DERIVATIVES loquaciously adverb loquaciousness noun loquacity noun. ORIGIN Latin loquax, from loqui to talk … English terms dictionary
loquacious — [lō kwā′shəs] adj. [< L loquax (gen. loquacis) < loqui, to speak + OUS] very talkative; fond of talking SYN. TALKATIVE loquaciously adv. loquaciousness n … English World dictionary
loquacious — loquaciously, adv. loquaciousness, n. /loh kway sheuhs/, adj. 1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest. 2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most… … Universalium
loquacious — [[t]ləkwe͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as loquacious, you mean that they talk a lot. [FORMAL] The normally loquacious Mr O Reilly has said little. Syn: talkative … English dictionary
loquacious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. talkative, voluble, chattering, fluent; see talkative , verbose . See Synonym Study at talkative . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [loh KWAY shus] talkative, gabby. Talk show hosts are naturally… … English dictionary for students