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Synonyms for talkativeˈtɔ kə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky(adj)

    full of trivial conversation

    "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"

    newsy, gossipy, talkative, gabby, expansive, garrulous, blabbermouthed, bigmouthed, chatty, loquacious, blabby, talky

    uncommunicative, incommunicative, taciturn, discreet

  2. bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative(adj)

    unwisely talking too much

    loquacious, talkative, gabby, tattling(a), expansive, garrulous, bigmouthed, talebearing(a), blabby, chatty, talky, blabbermouthed, leaky

    incommunicative, discreet, uncommunicative, taciturn

  3. expansive, talkative(adj)

    friendly and open and willing to talk

    "wine made the guest expansive"

    loquacious, talkative, gabby, expansive, heroic, bigmouthed, chatty, blabby, blabbermouthed, talky, grand, garrulous

    discreet, taciturn, uncommunicative, incommunicative


  1. talkative(adjective)

    chatty, long-winded, logorrheic, gabby, outspoken, loquacious, verbose, talksome, indiscreet, garrulous, outgoing

    monosyllabic, uncommunicative, terse, withdrawn, mute, sullen, quiet, dour, laconic, silent, taciturn

  2. talkative(adjective)

    Tending to talk a lot.

    gabby, outgoing, indiscreet, verbose, chatty, talksome, long-winded, outspoken, loquacious, logorrheic, garrulous

    quiet, silent, uncommunicative, terse, monosyllabic, withdrawn, mute, dour, laconic, sullen, taciturn

  3. talkative(adjective)

    Speaking openly and honestly, neglecting privacy and consequences.

    talksome, outspoken, logorrheic, loquacious, indiscreet, long-winded, gabby, verbose, garrulous, chatty, outgoing

    monosyllabic, withdrawn, uncommunicative, silent, dour, mute, quiet, laconic, terse, sullen, taciturn

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. talkative

    Garrulous signifies given to constant trivial talking. Chattering signifies uttering rapid, noisy, and unintelligible, or scarcely intelligible, sounds, whether articulate words or such as resemble them; chattering is often used of vocal sounds that may be intelligible by themselves but are ill understood owing to confusion of many voices or other cause. The talkative person has a strong disposition to talk, with or without an abundance of words, or many ideas; the loquacious person has an abundant flow of language and much to say on any subject suggested; either may be lively and for a time entertaining; the garrulous person is tedious, repetitious, petty, and self-absorbed. Verbose is applied to utterances more formal than conversation, as to writings or public addresses. We speak of a chattering monkey or a chattering idiot, a talkative child, a talkative or loquacious woman, a garrulous old man, a verbose writer. Compare CIRCUMLOCUTION.

    chattering, garrulous, loquacious, verbose

    laconic, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. talkative(a.)

    loquacious, garrulous, chatty, conversable, COZY

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