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
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adj 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
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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