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loquacious

Line breaks: lo|qua¦cious
Pronunciation: /ləˈkweɪʃəs
 
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Definition of loquacious in English:

adjective

Tending to talk a great deal; talkative: never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words
More example sentences
  • He cares and worries intensely about movies, and he's eloquent, loquacious, even verbose on the subject.
  • He was loquacious, providing a great deal of his introspection in public.
  • I cannot tell whether he recognised me, but that night he was voluble, almost loquacious.
Synonyms
talkative, garrulous, voluble, over-talkative, long-winded, wordy, verbose, profuse, prolix, effusive, gushing, rambling;
informal with the gift of the gab, having kissed the blarney stone, yakking, big-mouthed, gabby, gassy, talky
rare multiloquent, multiloquous

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin loquax, loquac- (from loqui 'talk') + -ious.

Derivatives

loquaciously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • In adulthood I learned to be more generous and grateful for having this marvelous mother, but back then I polished to a gleam my cold envy and blamed my father for loving her so boisterously, loquaciously, wantonly.
  • Although putting up a brave front as long as she can, she fears not only for herself but also for her sons from a broken marriage, the loquaciously sensitive Sam, and the sheltered Max.
  • The poems, in both scale and voice, place the artist within the work as surely as a self-portrait would, but more loquaciously.

loquaciousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The first category sanctifies exhortation, rhetorical plainness, unadorned truth-telling; the second blesses ornate, elaborate eloquence, ludic loquaciousness.
  • There are times when a peculiar social awkwardness seizes me and I detach from a group forsaking my usual loquaciousness.
  • Ask him what he inherited from his family background, however, and his loquaciousness stops.

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