loquacious

[ loh-kwey-shuhs ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 17th century; Latin

from Latin loquax, loquac- (from loqui ‘talk’) + -ious

Synonyms

  • talkative
  • chatty
  • garrulous
  • voluble
  • babbling
  • chattering
  • gabby
  • jabbering

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • silent
  • untalkative
  • restrained
  • subdued

Definition

talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous

Example

Everyone around the table was getting very impatient with the loquacious dinner guest.

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