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talkative

A person who is talkative likes to talk — she's friendly and ready to gab at all times about just about anything.

We all have conversations, but some people enjoy talking more than others: those people are talkative. They find it easy to strike up a conversation, unlike others who may be shy. Being talkative is associated with being friendly. Talkative people can also be described as chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talky, and likely to talk your ear off. If you don’t feel like chatting, you'd better avoid talkative people. The root word of talkative is the Middle English tale, or "story."

Definitions of talkative
  1. adjective
    friendly and open and willing to talk
    synonyms: expansive
    communicative, communicatory
    able or tending to communicate
  2. adjective
    full of trivial conversation
    synonyms: chatty, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talky
    voluble
    marked by a ready flow of speech
  3. adjective
    unwisely talking too much
    synonyms: bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby
    indiscreet
    lacking discretion; injudicious
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