communicative

To be communicative is to have the ability to communicate — to exchange thoughts and ideas. Couples often go to counseling to learn to be more communicative.

It's easy to see the verb communicate in the adjective communicative: a communicative person is one who can communicate easily. Being communicative is one of the qualities we most value in other people. There's nothing more frustrating than a person who's not communicative, because you can't talk to them. I'm surprised when others are surprised at how communicative my dog is. Aren't all dogs good at talking to their owners?

Definitions of communicative
  1. adjective
    able or tending to communicate
    “"was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray”
    synonyms: communicatory
    articulate
    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    anecdotal, anecdotic, anecdotical
    characterized by or given to telling anecdotes
    Bantu-speaking
    able to communicate in Bantu
    blabbermouthed, leaky, talebearing, tattling
    prone to communicate confidential information
    chatty, gossipy, newsy
    prone to friendly informal communication
    communicable
    readily communicated
    communicational
    used in communication
    English-speaking
    able to communicate in English
    expansive, talkative
    friendly and open and willing to talk
    expressive
    characterized by expression
    Finno-Ugric-speaking
    able to communicate in a Finno-Ugric language
    Flemish-speaking
    able to communicate in Flemish
    French-speaking
    able to communicate in French
    Gaelic-speaking
    able to communicate in Gaelic
    German-speaking
    able to communicate in German
    gesticulating
    making gestures while speaking
    gestural, nonverbal
    being other than verbal communication
    gestural, sign, sign-language, signed
    used of the language of the deaf
    heraldic
    indicative of or announcing something to come
    Icelandic-speaking
    able to communicate in Icelandic
    Italian-speaking
    able to communicate in Italian
    Japanese-speaking
    able to communicate in Japanese
    Kannada-speaking
    able to communicate in Kannada
    Livonian-speaking
    able to communicate in Livonian
    narrative
    consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
    nonverbal
    involving little use of language
    nonverbal
    lacking verbal skill
    openhearted
    freely communicative; candidly straightforward
    Oscan-speaking
    able to communicate in Oscan
    outspoken, vocal
    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    Russian-speaking
    able to communicate in Russian
    Samoyedic-speaking
    able to communicate in Samoyedic
    Semitic-speaking
    able to communicate in a Semitic language
    Siouan-speaking
    able to communicate in a Siouan language
    Spanish-speaking
    able to communicate in Spanish
    Turkic-speaking
    able to communicate in Turkic
    verbal
    communicated in the form of words
    yarn-spinning
    inclined to tell long and involved stories (often of incredible happenings)
    voluble
    marked by a ready flow of speech
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    Antonyms:
    incommunicative, uncommunicative
    not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
    inarticulate, unarticulate
    without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    blank, vacuous
    void of expression
    close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped
    inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive
    deliberately impassive in manner
    incommunicado
    without the means or right to communicate
    inexpressive
    not expressive
    mum, silent
    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    unpronounceable, unutterable
    very difficult to pronounce correctly
    taciturn
    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
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  2. adjective
    of or relating to communication
    communicative arts”
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